Meet The Team

TerraFIRMA is led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, in collaboration with the Natural Environment Research Council-supported research centres.

Centres include: British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, National Centre for Earth Observation, National Oceanography Centre, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. The Met Office Hadley Centre is a key partner to TerraFIRMA.

The TerraFIRMA project consists of 6 interrelated work packages as shown in the image above.

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Alan MacDonald
Alan MacDonald
Co-lead WP5: The societal and environmental impacts of global change

BGS, Edinburgh

Ranjini Swaminathan
Ranjini Swaminathan
Co-lead for WP3: Carbon cycle feedbacks in the Earth System and the potential for climate mitigation

NCEO, University of Reading

Doug Clark
Doug Clark
Co-lead WP5: The societal and environmental impacts of global change

UKCEH, Wallingford

Katya Popova
Katya Popova
Co-lead WP4: Rapid or irreversible change in the Earth system

NOC, Southampton

Colin Jones
Colin Jones
TerraFIRMA Project Lead and WP1 Lead: Models, simulations, and observations

Colin leads the TerraFIRMA project. He heads up the joint Met Office/NERC UK Earth System Modelling project.

Tony Payne
Tony Payne
Co-lead WP4: Rapid or irreversible change in the Earth system

CPOM, University of Bristol

Garry Hayman
Garry Hayman
Co-lead for WP3: Carbon cycle feedbacks in the Earth System and the potential for climate mitigation

UKCEH Wallingford

Tristan Quaife
Tristan Quaife
Co-lead for WP3: Carbon cycle feedbacks in the Earth System and the potential for climate mitigation

NCEO, University of Reading

Paul Griffiths
Paul Griffiths
Co-lead for WP2: The role of near-term climate forcers in the Earth system and their mitigation potential

NCAS, University of Cambridge

Alex Archibald
Alex Archibald
Co-lead for WP2: The role of near-term climate forcers in the Earth system and their mitigation potential

NCAS, University of Cambridge

Hazel Jeffery
Hazel Jeffery
Project manager and WP6 Lead: Knowledge Integration and Engagement

NCAS, University of Leeds, based at the Met Office, Exeter