The Core Team

WP_20140719_002Marion: I am interested in predicting the future of biodiversity and ecosystem services in human-modified tropical landscapes. I use biodiversity data and biophysical structure data collected in the field and remotely sensed data from high pixel resolution sensor data to coarse-pixel resolution data and earth observation products. Most of my own fieldwork is happening in East Africa, South Africa and Borneo.

Contact: Dr Marion Pfeifer, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences,, Newcastle University, UK. marion.pfeifer[at]newcastle[.ac.uk]

PhilPhil: My research focuses on species distributions, patterns of endemism, ecosystem service modelling, and how these interact with vegetation structure, land/resource use and climate change, particularly in Africa. I have been measuring biophysical structure in East Africa since 2012 and maintain the East African subset of the database.

Contact: Dr Philip Platts, Biology Department, University of York, UK. philip.platts [at] york [.ac.uk]

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