Welcome to the Plant Ecology Modelling Group

We are a research group studying plant ecophysiology and the ways plant adapt to global change through process based vegetation models. We combine ecological biogeochemical knowledge to create better predictions of the Earth’s future.

We are part of the Discipline of Botany in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin. We are a vibrant and international team and take pride in inclusivity and diversity.


1. March 2024

Welcome to new group member Midori Yajima! Midori’s PhD project will focus around whole plant phenology and integrating datasets at different scales with models.

13. Dec 2023

Silvia presents work on modelling grassland responses to drought under future climate conditions at the AGU Fall Meeting 2023 in San Francisco, US

17. Nov 2023

New paper out in Science Advances: more realistic models predict higher CO2 uptake by terrestrial ecosystems.

1. Nov 2023

Silvia presents group work at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.

31. Oct 2023

Silvia visits BiFoR FACE site

10. Oct 2023

Gabriela attends the ATTO conference and summer school and the AmazonFACE meeting

7. Sep 2023

Gabriela presents her work on modelling leaf nutrient resorption at the European Conference on Ecological Modelling in Leipzig, Germany.

6. Sep 2023

Final paper out in Biogeosciences on ways forward to using ecosystem experiments with process-based models.

4. Aug 2023

New pre-print on plant-mycorrhizae interaction under elevated CO2 out in Biogeosciences Discussions.

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