Emeritus Professor F Ian Woodward

Prof F Ian WoodwardTel: +44 (0)114 222 4647
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 0002

Email: f.i.woodward@sheffield.ac.uk

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image of a treeCareer

  • BA (1970) University of Oxford; PhD (1973) University of Lancaster
  • NERC Research Fellow, University of Lancaster (1973-1975)
  • Higher Scientific Officer, Grassland Research Institute (1975-1976)
  • Lecturer, Department of Plant Science, University College Cardiff, University of Wales (1976-1979)
  • Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of Cambridge (1979-1991)
  • Fellow, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (1981-1991)
  • Professor of Plant Ecology, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, (1991-present)

Key Research Interests

Research is concentrated into two main areas:

  • modelling the impacts of environmental changes on vegetation at the global scale
  • investigating the mechanisms controlling stomatal development, with particular emphasis on identifying the network of environmental responses

Professional Activities

Journal editor-in-chief: New Phytologist

Editorial or advisory board: Climatic Change, Global Change Biology, Journal of Biogeography, Tree Physiology.

Recent Publications (2001 to date)

Bond, W.J., Woodward, F.I. & Midgley, G.F. (2005) The global distribution of ecosystems in a World without fire. New Phytologist 165: 525-38.

Spehn, E.M., Hector, A., Joshi, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Bazeley-White, E., Beierkuhnlein, C., Caldeira, M.C., Diemer, M., Dimitrakopoulos, P.G., Finn, J.A., Freitas, H., Giller, P.S., Good, J., Harris, R., Högberg, P., Huss-Danell, K., Jumpponen, A., Koricheva, J., Leadley, P.W., Loreau, M., Minns, A., Mulder, C.P.H., O'Donovan, G., Otway, S.J., Palmborg, C., Pereira, J.S., Pfisterer, A.B., Prinz, A., Read, D.J., Schulze, E.D., Siamantziouras, A-S.D., Terry, A.C., Troumbis, A.Y., Woodward, F.I., Yachi, S. & Lawton, J.H. (2005) Ecosystem effects of biodiversity manipulations in European grasslands. Ecological Monographs 75: 37-63.

Kittel, T.G.F., et al. (2004). The VEMAP Phase 2 bioclimate database. I: Gridded historical (20th century) climate for modelling ecosystem dynamics across the conterminous USA. Climate Research 27: 151-70.

Woodward, F.I., Lomas, M.R. & Kelly, C.K. (2004) Global climate and the distribution of plant biomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Ser B 359: 1465-76.

Woodward, F.I. & Lomas, M.R. (2004) Simulating vegetation processes along the Kalahari transect. Global Change Biology 10: 383-92.

Thomas, P.W., Woodward, F.I. & Quick, W.P. (2004). Systemic signalling in tobacco. New Phytologist 161: 193-8.

Woodward, F.I. & Lomas, M.R. (2004). Vegetation dynamics - simulating responses to climatic change. Biological Reviews 79: 643-70.

Woodward, F.I. (2004) Tall storeys. Nature 428: 807-8.

Woodward, F.I. & Ingram, J. (2004) New Phytologist - serving the plant science community. New Phytologist 161: 1-2.

Jump, A.S., Woodward, F.I. & Burke, T. (2003) Cirsium species show disparity in patterns of genetic variation at their range-edge, despite similar patterns of reproduction and isolation. New Phytologist 160: 359-70.

Jump, A.S. & Woodward, F.I. (2003) Seed production and population density decline approaching the range-edge of Cirsium species. New Phytologist 160: 349-58.

Hetherington, A.M. & Woodward, F.I. (2003) The role of stomata in sensing and driving environmental change. Nature 424: 901-8.

Kelly, C.K., Chase, M.W., de Bruijn, A. Fay, M.F. & Woodward, F.I. (2003) Temperature-based population segregation in birch. Ecology Letters 6: 87-89.

Bond, W.J., Midgley, G.F. & Woodward, F.I. (2003) What controls South African vegetation - climate or fire? South African Journal of Botany 69: 1-13.

Woodward, F.I. (2002) Potential impacts of global elevated CO2 concentrations on plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 5: 207-11.

Lake, J.A., Woodward, F.I. & Quick, W.P. (2002). Long distance CO2 signalling in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 53: 183-93.

Sitch, S., Smith, B., White, A. & Young-Molling, C. (2001). Global response of terrestrial ecosystem structure and function to CO2 and climate change: results from six dynamic global vegetation models. Global Change Biology 7: 357-73.

Cramer, W., Bondeau, A., Woodward, F.I., Prentice, I.C., Betts, R.A., Brovkin, V., Cox, P.M., Fisher, V., Foley, J.A., Friend, A.D., Kucharik, C., Lomas, M.R., Ramankutty, N.,Lake, J.A., Quick, W.P., Beerling, D.J. & Woodward, F.I. (2001) Signals from mature to new leaves. Nature 411: 154.

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