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Oliver Perkins

Oliver Perkins

PhD Student

Biography

Oliver works in the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society where they work on integrating representation of human behaviour into global-scale fire models. Before this, they worked in the corporate world and as a freelance data scientist.

Research

Thesis title: Agent-based approaches to representing anthropogenic fire in dynamic global vegetation models

Key topics in Oliver's research include Human-Earth system modelling, land-based carbon dioxide removal, feasibility & desirability, global fire modelling, and climate change adaptation. Oliver is a global-scale land system modeller interested in understanding and evaluating possible human responses to climate change. This covers adaptation to climate impacts, such as evaluating approaches to managing fire, as well as climate mitigation through feasibility assessment of land-based carbon removal. Their work has particular emphasis on faithful representation of human behaviour and its interactions with environmental processes at large scales.

PhD supervision

Further details

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Research

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Physical & Environmental Geography research group

Researching the interactions between the Earth’s hydrological, geomorphological, atmospheric and ecological processes at different geographical scales.

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Political Ecology, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

The Political Ecology, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (PEBES) group provides a collaborative focus for work on the social (re)production of nature, environmental conservation and resource management.

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Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society

Transforming the scientific and practical understanding of wildfire through interdisciplinary research

News

World can't rely on tree planting to limit climate change, says report

Little consideration has been given by the IPCC to the feasibility of schemes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - despite many countries banking...

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Research

earth-banner
Physical & Environmental Geography research group

Researching the interactions between the Earth’s hydrological, geomorphological, atmospheric and ecological processes at different geographical scales.

PEES image
Political Ecology, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

The Political Ecology, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (PEBES) group provides a collaborative focus for work on the social (re)production of nature, environmental conservation and resource management.

fire
Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society

Transforming the scientific and practical understanding of wildfire through interdisciplinary research

News

World can't rely on tree planting to limit climate change, says report

Little consideration has been given by the IPCC to the feasibility of schemes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - despite many countries banking...

trees-birdseye-robert-bye-EKLr56NaJDw-unsplash