Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University

I am a geographer by training. My work is centered on understanding coupled human-environment systems using Earth-observing satellites, geographic information systems and statistical modeling. Since 1999 I've worked in eight countries on three continents within various sectors including private, government and academia.

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

  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral Researcher , Lund University, Sweden
  • 2012–2017
    PhD Researcher, Lund University, Sweden
  • 2010–2012
    Geographic Information Specialist , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NY, USA
  • 2004–2008
    Geotechnician, Science Applications International Corp., NJ, USA
  • 1999–2001
    Ecology Technician , Environmental Agency - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Education

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

Publications

  • 2018
    Estimating Grazing Potentials in Sudan Using Daily Carbon Allocation in Dynamic Vegetation Model, Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • 2018
    Patchy field sampling biases understanding of climate change impacts across the Arctic, Nature Ecology and Evolution
  • 2018
    Riverine dissolved organic carbon in Rukarara River Watershed, Rwanda, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2017
    Examining the NDVI-rainfall relationship in the semi-arid Sahel using geographically weighted regression, Journal of Arid Environments
  • 2017
    Future supply and demand of net primary production in the Sahel, Earth System Dynamics
  • 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
  • 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

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    International Postdoctoral Grant
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
  • 2015
    Project Seed Grant
    Role:
    Principal
    Funding Source:
    Lund University Centre for Studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions (LUCCI)
  • 2012
    Junior Scholar Grant
    Role:
    Principal
    Funding Source:
    National Science Foundation of the United States / American Association of Geographers

Honours

The Torsten Hägerstrand Prize for the Promotion of Geographical Research, Sweden