My interests are centered on understanding the response of terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability and long-term change, as well as related feedbacks to the atmosphere through ecosystem carbon cycling and water use. My work combines large ecological data sets (e.g., eddy-covariance, remote sensing), models of ecosystem state and function, and data assimilation/mining tools, with results from in-situ field studies and experiments, to gain a mechanistic understanding of key physical and biological processes. I uses methods from diverse disciplines, including ecophysiology and biogeochemistry, micrometeorology, atmospheric science, mathematics, statistics and high-performance computing.
Ph.D 2009. Earth System Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
M.Res. 2006. Mathematics in the Living Environment, University of York, England
B.Sc. 2002. Mathematics, Dublin City University, Ireland
Research Interests / Specializations:
Ecosystem dynamics; carbon and water cycling; ecophysiology; vegetation states, rates and traits; biogeochemistry; micrometeorology; atmospheric science; mathematics and data science