Marion: 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 in East Africa, South Africa and Borneo.
Contact: Dr Marion Pfeifer, School of Biology, Newcastle University, UK. marion.pfeifer[at]newcastle[.ac.uk]
Phil: 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]