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Joy Singarayer is a professor in the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. Her research focus is on how human-environmental coupled processes at the land surface interact with climate change in the past and future.

Latest Publications


Is race still relevant: student perceptions and experiences of racism in higher education 

This article relates to work done on the SESTEM project. 


Working with STEM students we explored nuances in racial perspectives in their experiences of racism in higher education.



Global vegetation patterns of the last 140,000 years

Research performed at Durham University, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Vegetation and climate modelling demonstrating how very few places have had long-term biome stability over the last glacial cycle.


Response of Amazonian forests to mid-Holocene drought: a model-data comparison

Modelling work by Richard Smith (former PhD), funded by NERC.

We assessed the baseline sensitivity of the Amazonian rainforest to a drier mid-Holocene climate, an approximate analogue for future drying.

Current Research


CROPP - climate resilience in Peru

International team exploring water and farming systems of rural communities in the Peruvian Andes, to assess and enhance climate resilience.


Funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Tropical Leaves
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