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Jagadeesh Yeluripati

Staff picture: Jagadeesh Yeluripati
Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Senior Scientist (Ecosystem Modelling)
+44 (0)1224 395282

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


I have a background in environmental science and engineering. Over the past 15 years I have been conducting interdisciplinary research on impact of climate change on different production systems especially agriculture systems in several countries. After obtaining a PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Complex System Research Centre at University of New Hampshire, USA and McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. In 2007, I joined Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. In October 2013 I joined as Scientist in Information and computational science group at the James Hutton Institute.

Current research interests

My current research interests focus on interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the global atmosphere, with a particular focus on soils and their role in global carbon and nitrogen cycling, to understand how the ecology of ecosystems may be shifting in response to global climate change. This work has been conducted across many varied temperate and tropical ecosystems and has contributed directly to a number of international collaborative projects including the, NitroEurope-IP, GHG-Europe, SmartSoil, MACSUR and networks. Like Global Research Alliance in Agriculture Greenhouse gas emissions (GRA), FACE-JPI etc.

Current research focuses on:

  • modelling soil carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry
  • greenhouse gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems
  • climate change impacts and adaptation in agriculture,
  • sustainability of ecosystem services under changing climate
  • land use change and food security.

Current responsibilities: 

External project funding

Current Postdocs :

Current Phd students : 

  • Ms. RUJUTA NALAVADE (University of Aberdeen, 2020-Present) The potential impact of Zero Budget Natural Farming in India on food availability, poverty alleviation and soil degradation
  • Mr. Jake Witherington  (University of Highlands and Islands, 2021 – present) Modelling eco-hydrological feedbacks and resilience in blanket bogs undergoing restoration in the context of climate change

Graduated Phd and MSc Students: 

  • Ms. Khadiza Begum (Aberdeen University, 2018) Assessing the sensitivity of soil carbon dynamics to land management using ecosystem models
  • Ms. Fortune Gomo (University of Dundee, 2019) Supporting better decisions across the nexus of water-energy-food challenges
  • Ms. Valeria Mazzola (University of Aberdeen, 2021) Carbon and greenhouse gas implications of integrated energy security and climate change mitigation options for Scotland
  • Ms. Julia Peraldi (University of Aberdeen, 2016, MSc dissertation) Assessing the carbon balance of windfarms in Scotland            


  • Smith, P.; Albanito, F.; Bell, M.; Bellarby, J.; Blagodatskiy, S.; Datta, A.; Dondini, M.; Fitton, N.; Flynn, H.; Hastings, A.; Hillier, J.; Jones, E.O.; Kuhnert, M.; Nayak, D.R.; Pogson, M.; Richards, M.; Sozanska-Stanton, G.; Wang, S.; Yeluripati, J.B.; Bottoms, E.; Brown, C.; Farmer, J.; Feliciano, D.; Hao, C.; Robertson, A.; Vetter, S.; Man Wong, H.; Smith, J. (2012) Systems approaches in global change and biogeochemistry research., Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, 367, 311-21.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.