Dr Kyle Dexter

Reader in Terrestrial Vegetation Ecology


Tropical dry forests, thickets, savannas and similar seasonally dry vegetation cover half the tropics, represent the most variable terrestrial flux of the global carbon cycle and house over a billion people in mostly marginalised societies. Yet, tropical dry vegetation remains poorly studied compared to the wet tropics. My driving motivation is to deepen our understanding of tropical dry vegetation, from ecological, ecosystem function, evolutionary and biogeographical perspectives.