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Dr Jo House

Dr Jo House

Dr Jo House
PhD, BSc hons

Reader in Environmental Science and Policy

Area of research

The role of the terrestrial biosphere in climate change and climate mitigation

University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 92 88125
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 7269

Research summary

My research focuses on the carbon cycle; land use change and greenhouse gas emissions and land based mitigation.  It includes: the climatic impacts of forestry and land cover change; mitigation of climate change through avoided deforestation, forestry and bioenergy; climate mitigation scenarios; and policy implications. I have extensive experience in science synthesis and communication with policy makers, industry and NGOs. I am seconded to the Government Office for Science as a climate change advisor. I have been a lead author for the IPCC (Intergovenrmental Panel on Climate Change) for which we jointly received the Nobel Prize in 2007, and ...

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PhD, Bristol University, October 2010 “Terrestrial Ecosystems, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change”

First Class Honours in Human Environmental Science, Kings College London, University of London, 1988-1991

Leverhulme-Cabot Institute Research Fellow, University of Bristol (2011 - present)
Lead Author for IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), for which we shared the Nobel Prize in 2007.  I have been an author in the past three Assessment Reports.
Convening Lead Author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2002 to 2005)
Science and Policy Officer, QUEST (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System ...

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Selected publications

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