Tom Pugh is a scientist interested in interactions and feedbacks between the terrestrial biosphere and the global climate system.
Tom completed a PhD at Lancaster University studying the effects of tropical rainforests and oil palm plantations on ozone formation. He then carried out a postdoc at Lancaster investigating the interactions between plants and urban air pollution, before moving to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, where he broadened his horizons to work with global vegetation and climate models on questions of land-use change, tree mortality and food security.
In 2016 he took up the position of Lecturer in GEES at Birmingham, where his work contributes to the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR). In 2018 he became Reader in Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange at the University of Birmingham.