Martin's research is about understanding how plants respond to increasing CO2, temperature and changing water availability. He is also interested in how this response of the vegetation to global change, affects the rate of climate change. He is particularly interested in ways to utilise experimental and satellite data to develop evidence-based models with a predictive capacity.
Martin is the co-chair of the management committee for the Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange (CABLE) model, Australia's community land surface model.
Further information on Martin can be found here.
My Research Supervision
2020–2023: Melika Missen, Thesis: "Will rising CO2 concentrations save plants from drought stress?". University of Tasmania.
2020-2023: Jonathan Page, Thesis: "Lags and legacies: understanding the role of antecedent effects on grassland biomass responses to rising CO2". University of New South Wales.
2019–2022: Lina Teckentrup, Thesis: "The response of terrestrial ecosystems to different climate modes". University of New South Wales.
2018–2021: Mengyuan Mu, Thesis: "How important is groundwater to the resilience of vegetation during drought?". University of New South Wales.
2017–2021: Manon Sabot, Thesis: "Trading water for carbon: exploring optimality theory to improve model predictions of vegetation function during drought". University of New South Wales.
2015–2018: Jinyan (Jim) Yang, Thesis: "Modelling the carbon uptake of Australian evergreen ecosystems under rising [CO2] and water limitations". Western Sydney University.
2015–2018: Ned Haughton, Thesis: "On the predictability of land surface fluxes". University of New South Wales
CLIM2001: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science
CLIM3001: Climate Systems Science
BEES3041: Big Data in the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences