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Tom Pugh

Dr. Thomas Pugh

group: Plant-Atmosphere Interactions
room: 191
phone: +49 8821 183 152
fax: +49 8821 183 294
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Research Interests

  • Biogeochemical and physical interactions between terrestrial vegetation and the atmosphere, on a variety of timescales, including land-use change.
  • The influence of vegetation on atmospheric chemistry and air pollution, and feedbacks that may ensue.
  • The performance of vegetation in the urban system and the services it provides.


  • The CiTTyCAT atmospheric chemistry model, see here for more details.

Curriculum Vitaeè


05/12- Post-doc researcher for the EMBRACE and LUC4C projects at IMK-IFU.
05/10-04/12 Post-doc researcher in the Atmospheric Science Theme at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, U.K.


10/2010 Ph.D. in Environmental Science (Atmospheric Chemistry), Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, U.K.
07/2007 B.Sc. Environmental Science, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, U.K.

Peer-reviewed publications

Pugh, T. A. M., Ashworth, K., Wild, O., Hewitt, C. N.: Effects of the spatial resolution of climate data on estimates of biogenic isoprene emissions, Atmos. Environ., 70, 1-6, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231013000071, 2013.

Pugh, T. A. M., MacKenzie, A. R., Whyatt, J. D., Hewitt, C. N.: Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure for Improvement of Air Quality in Urban Street Canyons, Environ. Sci. Tech., 46, 7692-7699, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es300826w, 2012.
See also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18873391 and http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/121-a14/.

Pugh, T. A. M., Cain, M., Methven, J., Wild, O., Arnold, S. R., Real, E., Law, K. S., Emmerson, K. M., Owen, S. M., Pyle, J. A., Hewitt, C. N., and MacKenzie, A. R.: A Lagrangian model of air-mass photochemistry and mixing using a trajectory ensemble: the Cambridge Tropospheric Trajectory model of Chemistry And Transport (CiTTyCAT) version 4.2, Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 193-221, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-193-2012, http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/5/193/2012/gmd-5-193-2012.html, 2012.

Pugh, T. A. M., MacKenzie, A. R., Davies, G., Whyatt, J. D., Barnes, M., Hewitt, C. N.: A futures-based analysis for urban air quality remediation, Engineering Sustainability, 165, 1, 21-36, http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/ensu.2012.165.1.21, 2012.

Pugh, T. A. M., Ryder, J., MacKenzie, A., Moller, S., Lee, J., Helfter, C., Nemitz, E., Lowe, D., and Hewitt, C.: Modelling chemistry in the nocturnal boundary layer above tropical rainforest and a generalised effective nocturnal ozone deposition velocity for sub-ppbv NOx conditions, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, online first, doi:10.1007/s10874-011-9183-4, http://eprints.bham.ac.uk/828 2011.

Pugh, T. A. M., MacKenzie, A. R., Langford, B., Nemitz, E., Misztal, P. K., and Hewitt, C. N.: The influence of small-scale variations in isoprene concentrations on atmospheric chemistry over a tropical rainforest, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 18197-18234, doi:10.5194/acpd-10-18197-2010, http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/10/18197/2010/acpd-10-18197-2010.html, 2010.

Pugh, T. A. M., MacKenzie, A. R., Hewitt, C. N., Langford, B., Edwards, P. M., Furneaux, K. L., Heard, D. E., Hopkins, J. R., Jones, C. E., Karunaharan, A., Lee, J., Mills, G., Misztal, P., Moller, S., Monks, P. S., and Whalley, L. K.: Simulating atmospheric composition over a South-East Asian tropical rainforest: performance of a chemistry box model, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 279-298, doi:10.5194/ acp-10-279-2010, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/279/2010/, 2010.

Piontek, F., Mueller, C., Pugh, T. A. M., et al.: Multisectoral climate impact hotspots in a warming world. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., early edition, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1222471110, 2013.
See also http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/dec/17/planet-climate-change-risk-drought-famine-epidemic

Rosenzwieg, C., Elliot, J., Deryng, D., Ruane, A. C., Mueller, C., Arneth, A., Boote, K. J., Folberth, C., Glotter, M., Khabarov, N., Neumann, K., Piontek, F., Pugh, T. A. M., Schmid, E., Stehfest, E., Yang, H., Jones, J. W.: Assessing agricultural risks of climate change in the 21st century in a global gridded crop model intercomparison. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., early edition, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1222463110, 2013.

Janssen, R. H. H., de Arellano, J. V. G., Jimenez, J. L., Ganzeveld, L. N., Robinson, N. H., Allan, J. D., Coe, H., Pugh, T. A. M.: Influence of boundary layer dynamics and isoprene chemistry on the organic aerosol budget in a tropical forest. J. Geophys. Res.-Atm., 118 (16), 9351-9366, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50672, 2013.

Boyko C. T., Gaterell M. R., Barber A.R.G., Brown J., Bryson J. R., Butler D., Caputo S., Caserio, M., Coles, R., Cooper, R., Davies, G., Farmani, R., Hale, J., Hales, A. C., Hewitt, C. N., Hunt, D. V. L., Jankovic, L., Jefferson, I., Leach, J. M., Lombardi, D. R., MacKenzie, A. R., Memone, F. A., Pugh, T. A. M., Sadler, J. P., Weingaertner, C., Whyatt, J. D., Rogers C.D.F.: Benchmarking sustainability in cities: The role of indicators and future scenarios. Global Environmental Change, 22 (1), 245-254, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378011001567, 2012.

Hewitt, C. N., Ashworth, K., Boynard, A., Guenther, A., Langford, B., MacKenzie, A. R., Misztal, P. K., Nemitz, E., Owen, S. M., Possell, M., Pugh, T. A. M., Ryan, A. C. and Wild, O.: Ground-level ozone influenced by circadian control of isoprene emissions. Nature Geosci., 4, 671ñ674, http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v4/n10/full/ngeo1271.html, 2011.

MacKenzie, A. R., Langford, B., Pugh, T. A. M., Robinson, N., Misztal, P. K., Heard, D. E., Lee, J. D., Lewis, A. C., Jones, C. E., Hopkins, J. R., Philips, G., Monks, P. S., Karunaharan, A., Hornsby, K. E., Nicolas-Perea, V., Coe, H., Whalley, L. K., Edwards, P. M., Evans, M. J., Stone, D., Ingham, T., Commane, R., Furneaux, K. L., McQuaid, J., Nemitz, E., Seng, Y. K., Fowler, D., Pyle, J. A., and Hewitt, C. N.: The atmospheric chemistry of trace gases and particulate matter emitted by different land uses in Borneo. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 366 (1582), 3177-3195,http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1582/3177.short, 2011.

Pyle, J. A., Warwick, N. J., Harris, N. R. P., Archibald, A., Ashfold, M. J., Ashworth, K., Barkley, M. P., Carver, G. D., Chance, K., Dorsey, J., Fowler, D., Gonzi, S., Gostlow, B., Hewitt, C. N., Kurosu, T. P., Lee, J. D., Langford, B., Mills, G., Moller, S., MacKenzie, A. R., Manning, A. J., Misztal, P., Nadzir, M. S. M., Nemitz, E., Newton, H., O'Brien, L. M., Ong, S., Oram, D., Palmer, P. I., Peng, L. K., Phang, S. M., Pike, R., Pugh, T. A. M., Robinson, A. D., Samah, A. A., Skiba, U., Ung, H. E., Yong, S. E., Young, P.: The impact of local surface processes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: coastal processes, land use change and air quality. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 366 (1582), 3210-3224,http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1582/3210.short 3177-3195, 2011.

Langford, B., Misztal, P. K., Nemitz, E., Davison, B., Helfter, C., Pugh, T. A. M., MacKenzie, A. R., Lim, S. F., and Hewitt, C. N.: Fluxes and concentrations of volatile organic compounds from a South-East Asian tropical rainforest, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 8391-8412, doi:10.5194/acp-10-8391-2010, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/8391/2010/, 2010.

Hewitt, C. N., Lee, J. D., MacKenzie, A. R., Barkley, M. P., Carslaw, N., Carver, G. D., Chappell, N. A., Coe, H., Collier, C., Commane, R., Davies, F., Davison, B., DiCarlo, P., Di Marco, C. F., Dorsey, J. R., Edwards, P. M., Evans, M. J., Fowler, D., Furneaux, K. L., Gallagher, M., Guenther, A., Heard, D. E., Helfter, C., Hopkins, J., Ingham, T., Irwin, M., Jones, C., Karunaharan, A., Langford, B., Lewis, A. C., Lim, S. F., MacDonald, S. M., Mahajan, A. S., Malpass, S., McFiggans, G., Mills, G., Misztal, P., Moller, S., Monks, P. S., Nemitz, E., Nicolas-Perea, V., Oetjen, H., Oram, D. E., Palmer, P. I., Phillips, G. J., Pike, R., Plane, J. M. C., Pugh, T., Pyle, J. A., Reeves, C. E., Robinson, N. H., Stewart, D., Stone, D., Whalley, L. K., and Yin, X.: Overview: oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a south-east Asian tropical rainforest (the OP3 project): introduction, rationale, location characteristics and tools, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 169-199, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/169/2010/, 2010.

Hewitt, C. N., MacKenzie, A. R., Di Carlo, P., Di Marco, C. F., Dorsey, J. R., Evans, M., Fowler, D., Gallagher, M. W., Hopkins, J. R., Jones, C. E., Langford, B., Lee, J. D., Lewis, A. C., Lim, S. F., McQuaid, J., Misztal, P., Moller, S. J., Monks, P. S., Nemitz, E., Oram, D. E., Owen, S. M., Phillips, G. J., Pugh, T. A. M., Pyle,J. A., Reeves, C. E., Ryder, J., Siong, J., Skiba, U., and Stewart, D. J.: Nitrogen management is essential to prevent tropical oil palm plantations from causing ground-level ozone pollution, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 106, 18 447 - 18 451, doi:10.1073/pnas.0907541106, 2009.

Books and other publications

Lombardi, D. R., Leach, J. M., Rogers, C. D. F, Aston, R., Barber, A., Boyko, C. T., Brown, J., Bryson, J., Butler, D., Caputo, S., Caserio, M., Coles, R., Cooper, R. F. D., Coyne, R., Farmani, R., Gaterell, M., Hale, J., Hales, C., Hewitt, C. N., Hunt, D. V. L., Jancovic, L., Jefferson, I., MacKenzie, A. R., Memon, F. A., Phenix-Walker, R., Pugh, T. A. M., Sadler, J. P., Weingaertner, C., and Whyatt, J. D.: Designing Resilient Cities: A Guide to Good Practice. IHS BRE Press, Bracknell, UK, 2012. https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/urban-futures1/overview

Urban air quality leaflet in conjunction with the Woodland trust. See http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Trees-help-you-breathe-more-easily-ac9.aspx