ECOSYSTEM SCIENTIST, PLANT ECOLOGIST
PASSIONATE ABOUT NATURE, PEOPLE AND (BIO) DIVERSITY
I am an ecosystem ecologist that explores the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems to global change. I am interested on how changes in the abiotic conditions – and particularly extreme drought events and modified fire regimes – affect plant form and function, and how this aggregates to diversity and ecosystem functioning. I am particularly passionate about mountainous and tropical environments.
I am a Lecturer and Deputy Leader of the Ecosystems Program at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford, where I lead a research group in disturbance ecology and global change. I am Junior Research Fellow at Oriel College, and Visiting Associate Professor at the Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso (Brazil).
I love learning languages and learning from new cultures. I love spending time outdoors, especially running, hiking and mountaineering, and when being outdoors is not an option I practise yoga and mindfulness meditation (well sometimes I practice outdoors too, but since I am based in the UK this is not a much of a regular practice). I also love dancing, cooking and photography.