Researcher biography

Through my thesis project I aim to explore the relationships between biofuel production, conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This project involves the selection of suitable areas for biofuel production using microalgae, as well as the determination of synergies and trade-offs between production and conservation. I have worked in tropical forest ecology, developed land-cover classifications and proposed biological connectivity networks. Currently I am interested in how the world can maintain its biodiversity while addressing increased consumption demands.