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 Alexandra Gardner

Alexandra Gardner

PhD student

 01326 259478

 Environment and Sustainability Institute desk 55, 1.15

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

Producing enough food while leaving space for nature will be one of the major challenges faced by humanity over the course of this century, particularly as the climate continues to warm. Producing higher-value crops typically requires less land, permitting more land to be devoted to conserving biodiversity. This research project will help develop and apply the latest high-resolution microclimate models to identify places that are most climatically conducive to growing a range of novel crops, using Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as a case study. It hopes to help resolve conflicts between farming and biodiversity and suggest practical solutions to the issue food security which can be applied globally. I am supervised by Dr. Ilya Maclean and Professor Kevin Gaston.

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Journal articles

Gardner AS, Maclean IMD, Gaston KJ (In Press). Climatic predictors of species distributions neglect biophysiologically meaningful variables. Diversity and Distributions Full text.
Gardner AS, Gaston KJ, Maclean IMD (2021). Combining qualitative and quantitative methodology to assess prospects for novel crops in a warming climate. Agricultural Systems, 190 Abstract.
Gardner AS, Maclean IMD, Gaston KJ, B├╝tikofer L (2021). Forecasting future crop suitability with microclimate data. Agricultural Systems, 190 Abstract.
Gardner AS, Maclean IMD, Gaston KJ (2020). A new system to classify global climate zones based on plant physiology and using high temporal resolution climate data. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 47(10), 2091-2101. Author URL.  Full text.
Cox DTC, Maclean IMD, Gardner AS, Gaston KJ (2020). Global variation in diurnal asymmetry in temperature, cloud cover, specific humidity and precipitation and its association with leaf area index. Global Change Biology, 26(12), 7099-7111. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Gardner AS, Maclean IMD, Gaston KJ (In Press). Climatic predictors of species distributions neglect biophysiologically meaningful variables. Diversity and Distributions Full text.

2021

Gardner AS, Gaston KJ, Maclean IMD (2021). Combining qualitative and quantitative methodology to assess prospects for novel crops in a warming climate. Agricultural Systems, 190 Abstract.
Gardner AS, Maclean IMD, Gaston KJ, B├╝tikofer L (2021). Forecasting future crop suitability with microclimate data. Agricultural Systems, 190 Abstract.

2020

Gardner AS, Maclean IMD, Gaston KJ (2020). A new system to classify global climate zones based on plant physiology and using high temporal resolution climate data. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 47(10), 2091-2101. Author URL.  Full text.
Cox DTC, Maclean IMD, Gardner AS, Gaston KJ (2020). Global variation in diurnal asymmetry in temperature, cloud cover, specific humidity and precipitation and its association with leaf area index. Global Change Biology, 26(12), 7099-7111. Full text.

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