About Us

A collaboration for research and education.

Our team is focused on ecosystems and Earth history in relation to the search for habitable planets.

We promote public understanding of human-driven global change and its impacts. We call for action to minimise the threats to natural systems and human communities.

The principle collaborators in the Ecospheres Project are Dr Martin J. Heath in the UK (life sciences and earth sciences) and Dr. Laurance Doyle in the USA (astrophysics; SETI Institute). Much of our joint published work has been horizon-scanning. Our papers have identified potential major areas for future research. We have pioneered several rewarding areas of research (mostly related to habitable planets) which later developed into major investigations explored by the broader scientific community.