Thomas Ball

PhD Researcher

Tom graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a Master’s Degree in Physics (MPhys). Now based at the University of East Anglia, his research interests include biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), afforestation, food system efficiency, land use and environmental governance.


PhD Title: Modelling land availability for greenhouse gas removal via afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).

The aim of the project is to explore the drivers of future land availability for the land-intensive climate change mitigation strategies, BECCS and afforestation. By developing a bottom-up modelling approach based on the global food system, the sensitivity of land availability and suitability for mitigation strategies to various drivers will be investigated in the context of mitigation scenarios consistent with 1.5oC above pre-industrial warming targets.