I am currently a researcher in the Ecosystem Science team at the School of Geography and the Environment, Fellow of the Oxford Martin School and Director of Oxford Biochar Ltd. My current research focuses on the ecosystem functioning, carbon dynamics and nutrient cycling of tropical forests in Amazonia. I coordinate the data gathering effort of the Global Ecosystems Monitoring network, an international effort to monitor and understand the carbon cycle of South American, African and South East Asian rain forests and their responses to a rapidly changing climate. Prior to working at the Environmental Change Institute, I completed an MSc in Environmental technology at Imperial College, worked as a consultant for Environmental Resources Management Ltd., completed a PhD at Oxford University and worked as a consultant for the UN-REDD+ team of the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organisation. As a UN-REDD+ consultant, I worked with Vietnamese and Indonesian governments to help develop their National UN-REDD programme. I combine years of experience in climate change policy analysis with a background in tropical ecology and thorough understanding of forest ecosystem functioning, providing a unique multidisciplinary approach to my work.
My PhD thesis provides some insights into to the effects of climate change on tropical montane forests. It does so by examining the interactions between environmental factors (temperature, rainfall, light) and above- and below-ground forest carbon dynamics on a transect ranging from 3000 m (26.4 ºC) to 220 m (12.6 ºC), situated in the Kosñipata valley and Tambopata, Peru. The information obtained through this study will be used to provide impetus to research and conservation of South American forests, in the face of the impending threats caused by climate change.
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