Lecturer in Ecosystem Change and Environmental Informatics
I have been a Lecturer in Ecosystem Change and Environmental Informatics at University of Stirling since 2019. My main interests are ecosystem function and dynamics, global change biology, macroecology, Earth observation and data science.
My research program bridges Ecology, Geosciences and Data Science to understand how dynamics and functioning of ecosystems respond to natural environmental variability and anthropogenic change. My methods range from in situ data acquisition and observational experiments to large scale analyses using geomatics (remote sensing, GIS , spatial analysis), usually associated with empirical statistical modeling and machine learning. I am particularly interested in characterizing the influence of community and landscape dynamics on ecological and biogeochemical processes, and to understand the possible effects of climate change and human activities on the distribution, structure, diversity and phenology of plant communities in hydrologically seasonal environments (wetlands, grasslands, and dry forests). I am also keenly interested in developing new methods and technologies for ecosystem observation and monitoring, such as unmanned aerial systems and ecological forecasting algorithms.