Research Assistant Professor

Dr Richard Nair

Richard is a Research Assistant Professor and Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow

Richard is a Research Assistant Professor and SFI-Royal Society University research fellow collaborating on the TERRAFORM project.

Richard is an ecosystem scientist interested in above-belowground plant functional ecology and how this both drives and response to global change. He has expertise in ecological biogeochemistry (especially plant nutrition, litter decomposition, and phenology roots) and AI methods. He is interested in understanding cryptic processes and ecosystem components in a scalable fashion and method innovations to tackle this problem.

Richard gained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, was a PDRA and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany and then a Teaching Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. Currently, he is funded under an SFI-Royal Society University Research Fellowship, with his main project RODEO: Root Dynamics at Ecosystem Observation sites aiming to understand how root phenology can be predicted and how it relates to greenhouse gas fluxes.

Otherwise, he likes hills and forests, books, gardening, cooking, and early mornings.

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