Dr. Koch, Alexander

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Dr. Koch, Alexander 

Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests lie in the inter-connected response of the climate system, carbon cycle, and society to climate change. My work addresses various interdisciplinary aspects of natural and anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System. To do so, I primarily use climate models as a tool to explore responses and feedbacks. Furthermore, I am interested in the interplay between population dynamics and climate change. My previous work focused on constraining the climate change mitigation potential of widespread tropical reforestation and finding potential historical analogues.

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akoch@hku.hk
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Selected Publications

  1. Lewis, S.L., Wheeler, C.E., Mitchard, E.T.A., Koch, A., 2019. Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon. Nature 568, 25–28.
  2. Koch, A., Brierley, C., Maslin, M.M., Lewis, S.L., 2019. Earth system impacts of the European arrival and Great Dying in the Americas after 1492. Quat. Sci. Rev. 207, 13–36. 
  3. Koch, A., Hubau, W., Lewis, S.L (2021).  Earth System Models Are Not Capturing Present-Day Tropical Forest Carbon Dynamics. Earth's Future. 9(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001874
  4. Koch, A., Brierley, C., Lewis, S.L. (2021). Effects of Earth system feedbacks on the potential mitigation of large-scale tropical forest restoration, Biogeosciences, 18(8), 2627-2647. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2627-2021  
  5. Koch, A., Hubau, W., Lewis, S.L (2021).  Earth System Models Are Not Capturing Present-Day Tropical Forest Carbon Dynamics. Earth's Future. 9(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001874