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Dr. Angela Gallego-Sala

Associate Professor in Ecosystems and Biogeochemical Cycles
Department of Geography
University of Exeter
Laver Building, office 807
North Park Road
EX4 4QE Exeter


Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        C-PEAT Co-Leader
PAGES interests        Peat Carbon - C-PEAT
Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Carbon cycle, Ecosystem processes
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Future projection, Holocene, Last millennia
Archives        Peat
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        Modeling, (Paleo)ecology



Zhang H., Gallego-Sala, A.V. et al.(accepted) Inconsistent response of Arctic permafrost peatland carbon accumulation to warm climate phases. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
Gallego-Sala, A.V., Charman, D.J et al. 2018. Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change 8 (10), 907
Swindles, G.T., et al, including Gallego-Sala, A. 2018. Ecosystem state shifts during long?term development of an Amazonian peatland. Global Change Biology 24 (2), 738-757.
Naafs, B., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Inglis, G. N., Pancost, R. D. 2017. Refining the global branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGT) soil temperature calibration. Org. Geoch. 106: 48-56.
T. W. Davis, et al, including A. V. Gallego-Sala. 2017. Simple Process-Led Algorithms for Simulating Habitats (SPLASH): Modeling Radiation, Evapotranspiration and Plant-Available Moisture. Geoscientific Model Development 10(2):689-708
Whittle, A. and Gallego-Sala, A. 2016. Vulnerability of the peatland carbon to sea-level rise. Scientific reports 6: 28758 – 28758
C. C. Treat M. C. et al, including A. Gallego-Sala. 2016. “Effects of permafrost aggradation on peat properties as determined from a pan-arctic macrofossil synthesis”. Biosciences 121(1):78-94
Gallego-Sala, A. V. Charman,D.J., Harrison S.P, Li, G. and Prentice, I.C. Climate-driven expansion of blanket bogs in Britain during the Holocene, Clim. Past Discuss., 11, 1–22, 2015 www.clim-past-discuss.net/11/1/2015/ doi:10.5194/cpd-11-1-2015.
Amesbury M.J., Charman D.J., Newnham R.M., Loader N.J., Goodrich J., Royles J., Campbell D.I., Keller E.D., Baisden W.T., Roland T.P. and Gallego-Sala, A. (2015). Can oxygen stable isotopes be used to track precipitation moisture source in vascular plant-dominated peatlands? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 149-159.
Charman, D. J., Amesbury, M. J., Hinchliffe, W., Hughes, P. D. M., Mallon, G., Blake, W. H., Daley, T. J., Gallego-Sala, A. V., and Mauquoy, D.: Drivers of Holocene peatland carbon accumulation across a climate gradient in northeastern North America, Quaternary Science Reviews, 121, 110-119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.05.012, 2015.
Amesbury, M. J., Charman, D. J., Newnham, R. M., Loader, N. J., Goodrich, J. P., Royles, J., Campbell, D. I., Roland, T. P., and Gallego-Sala, A.: 2015 Carbon stable isotopes as a palaeoclimate proxy in vascular plant dominated peatlands, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.011.
Wei Xing, Bao K., Gallego-Sala, A, Charman, D.J., Zhang, Z., Gao, C, Lu, X., Wang G., 2015: Climate Controls on carbon accumulation in peatlands of Northeast China, Quaternary Science Reviews 115, 78-88.
Bohn, T. J., Melton, J. R., Ito, A., Kleinen, T., Spahni, R., Stocker, B. D., Zhang, B., Zhu, X., Schroeder, R., Glagolev, M. V., Maksyutov, S., Brovkin, V., Chen, G., Denisov, S. N., Eliseev, A. V., Gallego-Sala, A., McDonald, K. C., Rawlins, M. A., Riley, W. J., Subin, Z. M., Tian, H., Zhuang, Q., and Kaplan, J. O. 2015: WETCHIMP-WSL: intercomparison of wetland methane emissions models over West Siberia, Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 1907-1973, doi:10.5194/bgd-12-1907-2015.
Swindles, G.T., Reczuga, M., Lamentowicz, M., Raby, C., Turner, T.E., Charman, D.J., Gallego-Sala, A., Valderrama, E., Williams, C., Draper, F., Honorio Coronado, E.N., Roucoux, K.H., Baker, T., Mullan, D.J. 2014. Ecology of testate amoebae in an Amazonian peatland and development of a transfer function for palaeohydrological reconstruction. Microbial Ecology 68, 284-298.
Holmquist, J.R., MacDonald, G. & Gallego-Sala?, A.V. 2014. Peatland Initiation, Carbon Accumulation, and 2 ka Depth in the James Bay Lowland and Adjacent Regions. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 46(1):19-39.
Regnier, P., Friedlingstein, P., Ciais, P., Mackenzie, F. T., Gruber, N., Janssens, I., Laruelle, G. G., Lauerwald, R., Luyssaert, S., Andersson, A. J., Arndt, S., Arnosti, C., Borges, A. V., Dale, A. W., Gallego-Sala, A., Goderis, Y., Hartmann, J., Heinze, C., Ilyiana, T., Joos, F., LaRowe, D. E., Leifeld, J., Meysman, F. J. R., Munhoven, G., Raymond, P. A., Spahni, R., Suntharalingham, P. & Thullner, M. 2012. The anthropogenic CO2 budget considering the lateral transport from land to ocean. Nature Geoscience.
Charman, D. J., Beilman, D. W., Blaauw, M., Booth, R. K., Brewer, S., Chambers, F. M., Christen, J. A., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Harrison, S. P., Hughes, P. D. M., Jackson, S. T., Korhola, A., Mauquoy, D., Mitchell, F. J. G., Prentice, I. C., Linden, M. v. d., Vleeschouwer, F. D., Yu, Z. C., Alm, J., Bauer, I. E., Corish, Y. M. C., Garneau, M., Hohl, V., Huang, Y., Karofeld, E., Roux, G. L., Moschen, R., Nichols, J. E., Nieminen, T. M., MacDonald, G. M., Phadtare, N. R., Rausch, N., Sillasoo, Ü., Swindles, G. T., Tuittila, E.-S., Ukonmaanaho, L., Väliranta, M., Bellen, S. v., Geel, B. v., Vitt, D. H. & Y.Zhao 2012. Climate-driven changes in peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium. Biogeosciences Discuss., 9, 14327-14364, doi:10.5194/bgd-9-14327-2012, 2012.
Gallego-Sala, A. V. & Prentice, I. C. 2012. Blanket peat biome endangered by climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3, 152–155.
Leifeld, J., Gallego-Sala, A. V. & Steffens, M. 2012. Sensitivity of peatland carbon loss to organic matter quality. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L14704. doi:10.1029/2012GL051856
Loisel, J., Gallego-Sala, A. V. & Yu, Z. 2012. Global-scale pattern of peatland Sphagnum growth driven by photosynthetically active radiation and growing season length. Biogeosciences, 9, 2737-2746.
Clark, J. M., Billett, M. F., Coyle, M., Croft, S., Daniels, S., Evans, C. D., Evans, M., Freeman, C., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Heinemeyer, A., House, J. I., Monteith, D. T., Nayak, D., Orr, H. G., Prentice, I. C., Rose, R., Rowson, J., Smith, J. U., Smith, P., Tun, Y. M., Vanguelova, E., Wetterhall, F. & Worrall, F. 2010. Model inter-comparison between statistical and dynamic model assessments of the long-term stability of blanket peat in Great Britain (1940-2099). Climate Research, 45, 227-U281.
Clark, J. M., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Allott, T. E. H., Chapman, S. J., Farewell, T., Freeman, C., House, J. I., Orr, H. G., Prentice, I. C. & Smith, P. 2010. Assessing the vulnerability of blanket peat to climate change using an ensemble of statistical bioclimatic envelope models. Climate Research, 45, 131-U462.
Gallego-Sala, A. V., Clark, J. M., House, J. I., Orr, H. G., Prentice, I. C., Smith, P., Farewell, T. & Chapman, S. J. 2010. Bioclimatic envelope model of climate change impacts on blanket peatland distribution in Great Britain. Climate Research, 45, 151-162.
House, J. I., Orr, H. G., Clark, J. M., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Freeman, C., Prentice, I. C. & Smith, P. 2010. Climate change and the British Uplands: evidence for decision-making. Climate Research, 45, 3-12.
Hornibrook, E. R. C., Bowes, H. L., Culbert, A. & Gallego-Sala, A. V. 2009. Methanotrophy potential versus methane supply by pore water diffusion in peatlands. Biogeosciences, 6, 1490-1504.
Nisbet, R. E. R., Fisher, R., Nimmo, R. H., Bendall, D. S., Crill, P. M., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Hornibrook, E. R. C., Lopez-Juez, E., Lowry, D., Nisbet, P. B. R., Shuckburgh, E. F., Sriskantharajah, S., Howe, C. J. & Nisbet, E. G. 2009. Emission of methane from plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 276, 1347-1354.
Gallego-Sala, A. V., Kennedy, K. M., Chadwick, A. V., Niemeier, D. & Becker, K. D. 1999. An EXAFS and computer modelling study of calcium titanite. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 151, 13-19.