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Dr Rebecca Varney

Postdoctoral Research Associate




I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Exeter Climate Systems (XCS) research group. I am part of the 4C Project working with Prof Peter Cox and Prof Pierre Friedlingstein on emergent constraints on carbon cycle feedbacks under climate change. Previously, I completed my PhD at the University of Exeter with Prof Peter Cox and Dr Sarah Chadburn, where my research focused on understanding the response of soil carbon to climate change, with a specific aim to quantify and reduce the uncertainty associated with future Earth System Model projections.



Varney, R. M., Chadburn, S. E., Burke, E. J., and Cox, P. M.: Evaluation of soil carbon simulation in CMIP6 Earth System Models, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2022.

Varney, R. M., Chadburn, S. E., Friedlingstein, P., Burke, E. J., Koven, C. D., Hugelius, G., and Cox, P. M. (2020) A spatial emergent constraint on the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to global warming. Nature Communications, 11(1):1–8.

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