Dr Maria Val Martin
School of Biosciences
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
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School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
- UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK (2020-)
- Senior Research Fellow at LC3M, University of Sheffield, UK (2017-2020)
- Research and Teaching Fellow at Chemical Engineering Department, University of Sheffield, UK (2014-2017)
- Research Scientist at Colorado State University, USA (2011-2014)
- Visiting Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2011)
- Research Associate Fellow at Harvard University, USA (2007-2010)
- PhD in Environmental Engineering (with focus in Atmospheric Sciences), Michigan Tech University, USA (2007)
- MSc in Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech University (2002)
- MEng in Agronomy and Crop Sciences, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2000)
- BEng in Agricultural Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (1998)
- Research interests
I am an atmospheric scientist with a research interest in understanding the composition and chemistry of the global atmosphere and the feedbacks with biosphere and climate.
In my work, I integrate field data and satellite observations with different types of numerical models (eg atmospheric chemical transport, land, and earth system models) to address questions related to atmosphere-biosphere-climate interactions and climate change mitigation.
I am also a strong advocate of science and share my enthusiasm for earth sciences working with local schools and community. I run an Air Quality Garden at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and organize outreach events to raise public awareness about urban air pollution and climate change.
- BREATHE: A feasibility study of green barriers to air pollution mitigation in school playgrounds funded by Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures (PhD project, co-supervisor)
- Adventures in carbon neutral farming: mitigating potent greenhouse gas emissions from soils with rock dust funded by NERC Doctoral Training Partnership “ACCE” (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (PhD project, co-supervisor)
- Spatio-temporal variations and uncertainty in land surface modelling for high latitudes : univariate response analysis. Biogeosciences, 17(7), 1821-1844. View this article in WRRO
- Historical (1700–2012) global multi-model estimates of the fire emissions from the Fire Modeling Intercomparison Project (FireMIP). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(19), 12545-12567. View this article in WRRO
- Biomass-burning smoke heights over the Amazon observed from space. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(3), 1685-1702. View this article in WRRO
- Simulated global climate response to tropospheric ozone‐induced changes in plant transpiration. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(23), 13070-13079. View this article in WRRO
- Development and implementation of a new biomass burning emissions injection height scheme (BBEIH v1.0) for the GEOS-Chem model (v9-01-01). Geoscientific Model Development, 11(10), 4103-4116. View this article in WRRO
- A Global Analysis of Wildfire Smoke Injection Heights Derived from Space-Based Multi-Angle Imaging. Remote Sensing, 10(10). View this article in WRRO
- Future Wildfires and Air Pollution-Related Health Damages. ISEE Conference Abstracts, 2018(1).
- Future Fire Impacts on Smoke Concentrations, Visibility, and Health in the Contiguous United States. GeoHealth. View this article in WRRO
- A decade of changes in nitrogen oxides over regions of oil and natural gas activity in the United States. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 5. View this article in WRRO
- Impacts of ozone air pollution and temperature extremes on crop yields: Spatial variability, adaptation and implications for future food security. Atmospheric Environment, 169, 11-21. View this article in WRRO
- Ten-year chemical signatures associated with long-range transport observed in the free troposphere over the central North Atlantic. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 5, 8-8. View this article in WRRO
- Effects of ozone-vegetation coupling on surface ozone air quality via biogeochemical and meteorological feedbacks. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(4), 3055-3066. View this article in WRRO
- Current and future ozone risks to global terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem processes. Ecology and Evolution, 6(24), 8785-8799. View this article in WRRO
- Representation of the Community Earth System Model (CESM1) CAM4-chem within the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI). Geoscientific Model Development, 9(5), 1853-1890. View this article in WRRO
- A review of approaches to estimate wildfire plume injection height within large-scale atmospheric chemical transport models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(2), 907-925. View this article in WRRO
- Impact of 2050 climate change on North American wildfire: consequences for ozone air quality. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(17), 10033-10055. View this article in WRRO
- Threat to future global food security from climate change and ozone air pollution. Nature Climate Change, 4(9), 817-821.
- Space-based observational constraints for 1-D fire smoke plume-rise models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117(D22), n/a-n/a.
- A meta‐analysis of water vapor deuterium‐excess in the midlatitude atmospheric surface layer. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26(3).
- Occurrence of upslope flows at the Pico mountaintop observatory: A case study of orographic flows on a small, volcanic island. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 112(D10).
- Significant enhancements of nitrogen oxides, black carbon, and ozone in the North Atlantic lower free troposphere resulting from North American boreal wildfires. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 111(D23).
- Evidence of significant large-scale impacts of boreal fires on ozone levels in the midlatitude Northern Hemisphere free troposphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(10), n/a-n/a.
- Regional and hemispheric impacts of anthropogenic and biomass burning emissions on summertime CO and O3in the North Atlantic lower free troposphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(D24).
- Representation of the Community Earth System Model (CESM1) CAM4-chem within the Chemistry-ClimateModel Initiative (CCMI).
- Climatology and atmospheric chemistry of the non-methane hydrocarbons ethane and propane over the North Atlantic. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 3, 000054-000054. View this article in WRRO
- Description and evaluation of tropospheric chemistry and aerosols in the Community Earth System Model (CESM1.2). Geoscientific Model Development, 8(5), 1395-1426. View this article in WRRO
- How emissions, climate, and land use change will impact mid-century air quality over the United States: a focus on effects at national parks. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(5), 2805-2823. View this article in WRRO
- A semi-Lagrangian view of ozone production tendency in North American outflow in the summers of 2009 and 2010. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(5), 2267-2287.
- Free-troposphere ozone and carbon monoxide over the North Atlantic for 2001–2011. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(24), 12537-12547.
- A decadal satellite analysis of the origins and impacts of smoke in Colorado. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(15), 7429-7439.
- Smoke injection heights from fires in North America: analysis of 5 years of satellite observations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(4), 1491-1510.
- An aerosol boomerang: Rapid around-the-world transport of smoke from the December 2006 Australian forest fires observed from space. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(D21).
- Large-scale impacts of anthropogenic pollution and boreal wildfires on the nitrogen oxides over the central North Atlantic region. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(D17).
- Seasonal variation of nitrogen oxides in the central North Atlantic lower free troposphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(D17).
- Late summer changes in burning conditions in the boreal regions and their implications for NOxand CO emissions from boreal fires. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(D11).
- Ozone production from the 2004 North American boreal fires. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(D24).
- The Community Land Model version 5 : description of new features, benchmarking, and impact of forcing uncertainty. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
2.5and O 3over the U.S.. Air and Waste Management Association - Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution Specialty Conference 2012 (pp 398-402)
Impacts of future changes in climate, emissions and land cover and land use on PM
- Quantitative studies of wildfire smoke injection heights with the Terra Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer. Remote Sensing of Fire: Science and Application
- Professional activities
- Associate Editor for Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene (Atmospheric Sciences Section)
- Regular Reviewer for Scientific Journals: Nature Climate Change, Geophys. Res. Lett, Atmos. Chem. Phys, Biogeosciences, Environ. Res. Lett, Environ. Sci.Technol, Atmospheric Environment, Geosci. Model Dev.
- Reviewer for science funding agencies: NERC, NASA, US NSF