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').



Davis TW, Prentice IC, Stocker BD, et al., 2017, Simple Process-Led Algorithms for Simulating Habitats (SPLASH v.1.0): Robust Indices of Radiation, Evapotranspiration and Plant-Available Moisture, Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, Pages:1-25

Stocker BD, Zscheischler J, Keenan TF, et al., 2018, Quantifying soil moisture impacts on light use efficiency across biomes., New Phytol

Terrer C, Vicca S, Stocker BD, et al., 2018, Ecosystem responses to elevated CO2 governed by plant-soil interactions and the cost of nitrogen acquisition, New Phytologist, Vol:217, ISSN:0028-646X, Pages:507-522

Davis T, Prentice IC, Stocker BD, et al., 2017, Simple process-led algorithms for simulating habitats (SPLASH v.1.0): robust indices of radiation, evapotranspiration and plant-available moisture, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:10, ISSN:1991-959X

Stocker BD, Yu Z, Massa C, et al., 2017, Holocene peatland and ice-core data constraints on the timing and magnitude of CO2 emissions from past land use, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:1492-1497

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