Photo of tropical forest and oil palm

Predicting Novel Threats

In order to evaluate human impacts on biodiversity at the species and ecosystem scales, my research focuses on identifying and predicting the occurrence of specific land use types. I have been particularly interested by habitat loss for agricultural production, including predicting deforestation and biodiversity impacts of oil palm plantation expansion globally and in a subsequent regional study in the Peruvian Amazon.

I am also the developer of a course and code repository on remote sensing and spatial analysis for SES systems in Google Earth Engine: GEEforSynthesis.