Iain Colin Prentice

portrait Prof. Iain Colin Prentice
Professor in Ecology and Evolution

Biosphere and Climate Dynamics
Department of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University
North Ryde, NSW 2109

Phone: +61 2 9850 4227
E-mail: colin.prentice(at)mq.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9850 4227
E-mail: colin.prentice(at)mq.edu.au

Programs in which Iain Colin Prentice holds an official function:

Additional functions:
Subject Editor, Global Change Biology

Key Publications of Iain Colin Prentice (up to ten) :
Prentice, I.C. (1985) Pollen representation, source area, and basin size: toward a unified theory of pollen analysis. Quaternary Research 23: 76-86.

Prentice, I.C., W. Cramer, S.P. Harrison, R. Leemans, R.A. Monserud and A.M. Solomon (1992). A global biome model based on plant physiology and dominance, soil properties and climate. Journal of Biogeography 19, 117-134.

Prentice, I.C., G.D. Farquhar, M.J.R. Fasham, M.L. Goulden, M. Heimann, V.J. Jaramillo, H.S. Kheshgi, C. Le Quéré, R.J. Scholes and D.W.R. Wallace (2001). The carbon cycle and atmospheric carbon dioxide. In J.T. Houghton, Y. Ding, D.J. Griggs, M. Noguer, P.J. van der Linden, X. Dai, K. Maskell and C.A. Johnson (eds) Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 183-237.

Sitch, S., B. Smith, I.C. Prentice, A. Arneth, A. Bondeau, W. Cramer, J.O. Kaplan, S. Levis, W. Lucht, M.T. Sykes, K. Thonicke, S. Venevsky (2003). Evaluation of ecosystem dynamics, plant geography and terrestrial carbon cycling in the LPJ dynamic global vegetation model. Global Change Biology 9: 161-185.

Ter Braak, C.J.F. and I.C. Prentice (2004) A theory of gradient analysis. Advances in Ecological Research 34: 235-282. [“Classic paper” reprinted from Ter Braak and Prentice (1988).]

Expertise of Iain Colin Prentice:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Research Interface / Management
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Carbon Cycle
Biogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
MethodsData Analysis
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Iain Colin Prentice:
biosphere dynamics, global carbon cycle, ecosystem modelling, climate feedbacks

Last update: 7/28/10
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