Associated Projects


The Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society seeks to understand what factors govern wildfire regimes, including the sources, frequency, intensity, timing, and spatial pattern of fire.

The Centre is a collaboration between University of Reading, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Royal Holloway University of London and the Leverhulme Trust.

LEMONTREE PI’s Prof Sandy Harrison and Prof Colin Prentice are Associate Director and Director (respectively) of Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society.

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The Lab Prentice team is led by Prof Iain Colin Prentice, FRS, of Imperial College London. Their research focuses on understanding how plants react to and interact with changes in climate and other aspects of the physical environment. The priority is to develop the ‘next generation’ dynamic global vegetation models based on eco-evolutionary optimality principles.

The team conduct their research primarily through three main projects:

  1. REALM: Reinventing Ecosystem And Land-surface Models
  2. LEMONTREE: Land Ecosystem Models based On New Theory, obseRvations and ExperimEnts
  3. Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society

You can read more about the REALM research here: