Prof. Emma J. Sayer Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Emma J. Sayer

W3 Professor in Ecophysiology

ORCID 0000-0002-3322-4487 

 

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, 2005, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Master in Biology, 2001, University of Bern, Switzerland

 

Research interests

  • Impacts of global change on ecosystem functioning
  • Linking organismal traits to function and ecosystem processes
  • Plant-soil interactions
  • Tropical forest nutrient and carbon cycling
  • Forest carbon dynamics and carbon storage
  • Drought impacts on plant-microbial interactions

 

Research & teaching experience

  • 2022 - date   Professor in Ecosystem Ecology, Lancaster University
  • 2019 - 2022    Reader in Ecosystem Ecology, Lancaster University
  • 2014 - 2019    Lecturer in Ecology, Lancaster University
  • 2013 - date    Smithsonian Research Associate (honorary position)
  • 2012 - 2014    Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, The Open University (Honorary Fellow from 2014-17)
  • 2009 - 2012    Research Associate, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH), Wallingford
  • 2006 - 2009    Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • 2005 – 2006    Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

 

Awards and Recognition

  • 2022 - 2023   Guest professorship at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2022 - 2023   Senior Fellowship of the Collegium Helveticum, Switzerland
  • 2020 & 2022  Visiting Professorship, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil (CAPES, Ministry of Education, Brazil) 
  • 2018   British Ecological Society (BES) Award in recognition of outstanding service to the ecological community
  • 2017   Merit award in recognition of sustained exceptional performance, Lancaster University
  • 2014 Shortlisted for the Engage Competition (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement)
  • 2013 Elected Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe
  • 2013 Merit award in recognition of sustained exceptional performance, The Open University

 

Other activities

  • Senior Editor, Functional Ecology (2021 - date)

 

Kontakt

  • Prof. Dr. Emma Sayer
  • Raum N25/5110
  • Telephone +49 (0)731/50-23300
  • Fax +49 (0)731/50-23320