About T


My name’s Taraka, (pronounced TAA-Rah-Ker – it originates from Hindu mythology), but everyone knows me as T – yes, just the letter T.

I’m an associate research fellow at University of Bristol. I’m interested in the relationship between changes in the climate and vegetation globally. In particular, I’m interested in how the biogeophysics and the biogeochemistry of balance out at different scales and in different future scenarios.


I’m currently working at University of Bristol using a trait-based dynamic vegetation model (called JeDi – yes! really!) to explore vegetation, carbon and biodiversity changes over the last 120 million years.

In my spare time, I’m a cyclist, kitesurfer, computer geek and cat servant.

You can contact me through my Bristol Geography homepage or use this form. ->