Dominick Spracklen


Humans are altering the composition of the atmosphere and transforming ecosystems with impacts on climate and the Earth System. Our research aims to understand interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere and climate and the ways that these are being altered by human activity.

Recent work

Evapotranspiration in the Amazon

Comparison of annual evapotranspiration across the Amazon from a range of different estimates: precipitation minus runoff (P-R), catchment balance, satellite remote sensing and climate models (CMIP5 and CMIP6).

Baker et al., Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 2020

Research Archive


July 2020 Our paper on the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdowns on air quality in China reported here.

November 2018 We are looking for a Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry to work on our recently funded EXHALE project studying air pollution in China.

November 2018 Applications open for PhD studentships as part of the NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership.

January 2018 Press Release on our recent paper in Nature Communications about climate impacts of deforestation.

December 2017 Press Release on our recent paper in Nature Geoscience about climate feedbacks from natural aerosol.

November 2017 Excited to hear that I have been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council for work on the climate and air quality impacts of tropical deforestation.

February 2017 Press Release on our recent paper in Nature Geoscience on the climate warming from black carbon aerosol.

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