Dr Sunitha Pangala

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

Research Overview

I study plant soil interactions and greenhouse gas exchanges from carbon-dense forests and determine the effects and feedbacks of global change, climate and land use. Peat swamp forests of Borneo and Brazilian Amazon feature heavily in my work and in these ecosystems, I have been studying the role of trees in transporting methane produced in the soil to the atmosphere and quantifying the role of tree transport in methane cycling in pristine and disturbed peatlands/wetlands, as well as the loss of stored carbon in peat following disturbance.