Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)




b.stocker CV




Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I work as a postdoc with Prof. Colin Prentice on the development of a next-generation global vegetation model with a special focus on the representation of soil nutrient effects on plant growth. Currently, I'm funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation with a EarlyPostdoc.Mobility fellowship until August 2016.

My personal research tool and work-in-progress is an open-access modelling framework for the simulation of carbon and nitrogen cycles in terrestrial ecosystems. It's available here:  

In my research, I have addressed different elements that determine the interactions between climate and the terrestrial biosphere (see tab 'Research').



Terrer C, Jackson RB, Prentice IC, et al., 2020, Nitrogen and phosphorus constrain the CO2 fertilization of global plant biomass (vol 21, pg 561, 2020), Nature Climate Change, ISSN:1758-678X

Franklin O, Harrison S, Roderick D, et al., 2020, Organizing principles for vegetation dynamics, Nature Plants, Vol:6, ISSN:2055-026X, Pages:444-453

Harrison SP, Gaillard M-J, Stocker BD, et al., 2020, Development and testing scenarios for implementing land use and land cover changes during the Holocene in Earth system model experiments, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:13, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:805-824

Stocker BD, Wang H, Smith NG, et al., P-model v1.0: an optimality-based light use efficiency model forsimulating ecosystem gross primary production, Geoscientific Model Development, ISSN:1991-959X

Peaucelle M, Janssens IA, Stocker BD, et al., 2019, Spatial variance of spring phenology in temperate deciduous forests is constrained by background climatic conditions, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

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