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Julia Kelly

About my research

My PhD is exploring new ways of modelling and upscaling carbon fluxes from boreal peatlands. In particular, I work with drones and spectral sensors to collect high resolution data on vegetation greenness and temperature. This information is combined with measurements of carbon fluxes and footprint modelling to improve our understanding of what drives peatland carbon fluxes. I am also interested in the effects of the spatial heterogeneity of vegetation on carbon flux modelling and upscaling. Ultimately, the project aims to provide information to reduce uncertainties in regional scale predictions of peatland carbon fluxes and enable more accurate predictions of how these fluxes will change in the future.

I started my PhD at the Geography Department at Swansea University (UK) and moved with my supervisor to CEC during my second year. I am part of the Lund Earth Observation Research Group at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES) at Lund University and the ClimbEco Research School. My project also involves close collaboration with colleagues from Gothenburg University and the Swedish Agricultural University. The main datasets for my work come from research stations that are part of the SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science) and ICOS Sweden (Integrated Carbon Observation System) networks.

About me

I have a background in physical geography, with specific research interests including ecosystem carbon fluxes, remote sensing, plant ecophysiology, plant hydraulics and dendrochronology. I did my MSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis at Lund University and my BA Geography at the University of Cambridge. Previously I worked for UNEP-WCMC (United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre) in the Conventions and Policy Support team.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Julia Kelly. Photo.
E-mail: julia [dot] kelly [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC)

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Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, Lund


Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

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