The interdisciplinary ARVE team studies the interaction between soils, vegetation and the atmosphere.

Our current research focuses on how human activities have modified the terrestrial biosphere over the Holocene and how these changes in vegetation could have altered atmospheric chemistry and climate. We study human-environment interactions at large spatial and temporal scales using vegetation and carbon cycle models as well as palaeoenvironmental data.

Dr Jed Kaplan of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland is a leading spatial modeler. He is working closely with the Wildfire PIRE team to model past fire regimes, land cover, and human influence on the planet.

Our current projects include: