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Academic Background

Modelling the drivers of land-availability in mitigation scenarios

Tom is currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, affiliated with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, under the supervision of Dr N. Vaughan (UEA), Prof A. Lovett (UEA), Prof T. M. Lenton (University of Exeter) and Dr T. Powell (University of Exeter). His research centres around the land available for land-based mitigation strategies, primarily afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). To explore this space, Tom has developed the Country-Level Land Availability Model for Agriculture (C-LLAMA); a traceable model of food demand and production systems (Ball et al., 2021, in prep).

Academic Background

Tom completed a Masters of Physics at the University of Manchester in 2018, with published paleoclimate modelling work undertaken in the final year (Walsh, Ball and Schultz, 2019, Scientific Reports).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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