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

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

Arneth A, Sitch S, Pongratz J, et al., 2017, Historical carbon dioxide emissions caused by land-use changes are possibly larger than assumed, Nature Geoscience, Vol:10, ISSN:1752-0894, Pages:79-+

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