Geographer and Sustainability Scientist, Lund University

My work is centered on sustainability science, particularly understanding coupled human-environment systems using interdisciplinary methods that combine biophysical and socio-ecological data. I primarily use data from Earth-observing satellites, geographic information systems and statistical modeling, to understand human impacts on the terrestrial biosphere. Since 1999 I've worked within various sectors including private, government, and academia in 8 countries spanning 3 continents.

I have been an avid birder since the age of 14, and as such I am interested in the conservation of Afro-Palearctic migrant bird species and the quality of their breeding and wintering habitats.

I have a PhD in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science from Lund University in Sweden and an MSc in Geospatial Technologies from the University of Münster in Germany and the New University of Lisbon in Portugal. I received my BSc in Geoscience from Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA.

Experience

  • 2012–2017
    PhD Candidate, Lund University
  • 2010–2012
    Geographic Information Specialist, Columbia University
  • 2008–2010
    MSc Candidate, University of Münster
  • 2004–2008
    Geotechnician, Science Applications International Corporation

Education

  • 2017 
    Lund University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    University of Münster, Master of Science
  • 2007 
    Montclair State University, Bachelor of Science

Publications

  • 2017
    Evaluating water controls on vegetation growth in the semi-arid Sahel using field and Earth observations data, Remote Sensing
  • 2017
    High-resolution African population projections from radiative forcing and socio-economic models, 2000 to 2100, Scientific Data
  • 2017
    Examining the NDVI-rainfall relationship in the semi-arid Sahel using geographically weighted regression, Journal of Arid Environments
  • 2016
    The El Niño-La Niña cycle and recent trends in the supply and demand of net primary production in African drylands, Climatic Change
  • 2014
    The Supply and Demand of Net Primary Production in the Sahel, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2013
    Integrating Open Access Geospatial Data to Map the Habitat Suitability of the Declining Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra), ISPRS International Journal of Geoinformation
  • 2009
    Abu Dhabi Island: Analysis of Development and Vegetation Change Using Remote Sensing (1972-2000), Advances in Earth Observation of Global Change

Professional Memberships

  • Association of American Geographers
  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geosciences Union