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    United Kingdom

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20062021

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Research Statement

I develop approaches to understand and predict species' dynamics in a world of continuous change: temperature rise, land-use get intensified in some areas while others are abandoned, species are moved from one continent to another. 
To achieve this, I use a combination of modelling and data analysis to reveal how species’ life-histories interact with environmental conditions and human intervention, to produce large-scale ecological patterns. I favour models as tools to address these questions for theoretical or applied studies. I juggle between modelling techniques to best approach the problem at hand, but I like those emphasizing mechanisms

My work has a strong theoretical component, but is dedicated to providing tools to understand, predict, and manage the ecological aspects of global change. As a consequence my research is developed along two themes: 1) linking local processes to large-scale patterns, and 2) help manage species and landscapes.

For instance, I try to predict how species distributions will change with climate change; how farming or forestry practices impact biodiversity; how biodiversity contributes to ecosystem services.

Research Interests

Spatial ecology; Macroecology; Landscape ecology; Invasion biology; Population biology; Bayesian Inference; Individual-based models; trees; birds;

Teaching

BIO3206 "Conservation biology" - I developed this module to offer third year students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of ecological concepts and methods relevant for conservation, through interactive lectures, workshops and group work.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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