I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Environmental and Climate Research of Lund University in Sweden, and the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management of Copenhagen University in Denmark. My current research project is funded by the Swedish Research Council’s International Postdoc Grant. The objective of the project is to investigate the role of intra- and inter-seasonal drought on CO2 uptake in drylands using a multi-scalar and multi-temporal Earth observation-based framework. Drylands have a disproportionately large impact on the global climate system and this project will fill a considerable gap in our knowledge about the processes that govern current trends and inter-annual variability in terrestrial CO2 uptake over ecosystems.
In general, my research interests include all aspects of land system science and biodiversity conservation with particular focus on climate impacts, land degradation, and species distribution mapping and monitoring. I use a variety of tools, including data from Earth-observing satellites, remote sensing methods, geographic information systems and statistical modeling, to understand human impacts on the terrestrial biosphere. I have been an avid birdwatcher since the age of 14, and as such I am interested in the conservation of Afro-Palearctic migrant bird species and the quality of their breeding, staging and wintering habitats.
I have a PhD in Physical Geography from Lund University in Sweden, and an MSc in Geospatial Technologies from the University of Münster in Germany and the New University of Lisbon in Portugal. I received my BSc in Geoscience from Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA. Further details can be found in my CV. Since 1999 I've worked within various sectors including private, government, and academia in eight countries spanning three continents.