Andreas is currently PI and leading a long-term Defra project (BD5104) on peatland management and ecosystem services in the UK.

Andreas joined SEI York in 2002 as a post doctoral researcher within the Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics (CTCD). In 2008 he joined the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), a follow up of the CTCD and is now leading a Defra consortium on management strategies in UK upland peatland.

Andreas holds a PhD in Biology on carbon dynamics in the mycorrhizal symbioses from the University of York and works as a part time lecturer at the Centre for Life Long Learning at the University of York and is a frequent speaker at outreach events on the science of climate change.

Andreas gives regular lectures in the Environment Department on the linkages between the carbon cycle and climate change.


  • Centre for Life Long Learning: Ecology and Systems’ thinking as part of the accreddited course ‘Urban Hotriculture’.
  • Environment Department: Global carbon dynamics – linking atmosphere, plant and soil as within Silvia Toet’s climate change module.