Dr Kirsti Ashworth

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

Research Overview

Kirsti is interested in the air that we breathe, and how the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly aromas from vegetation can affect it. Her research focuses on the interactions and feedbacks between the biosphere, atmosphere and society. She aims to bring a fundamental understanding of the complex processes involved in the exchange of trace gases and particles between the land surface and the troposphere to model simulations at a range of spatial and temporal scales. She develops 1-D canopy exchange models to explore and improve our knowledge of how these processes interact, and applies this knowledge to improve 3-D models. She uses these to investigate the impacts of future change, in particular changes in land use and land cover, on air quality, climate, and society.

UK-India Newton Fund: Researcher Links Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ASESSS 2016
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

IGAC Conference 2016: Side meeting
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

IGAC Conference 2016
Participation in conference

GRC Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere 2016
Participation in conference

Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Future Earth (External organisation)
Membership of committee

AGU Fall Meeting 2015
Participation in conference

AGU Fall Meeting 2015
Participation in conference

Future Earth Early Career Researcher Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

University of Michigan
School Engagement

Day of Reckoning or Day of the Triffids? What future for Earth’s plants?
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Trees: Heroes or villains in the battle against air pollution?
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

GRC Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere
Participation in conference

ILEAPS 4th Science Conference
Participation in conference

ILEAPS Early Career Scientists Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (External organisation)
Membership of committee

GRC Atmospheric Chemistry
Participation in conference

Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Nature Climate Change (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Biogenic volatile organic compound emissions models and their applications
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

  • Atmosphere, Climate and Pollution