Dr. Mark Vanderwel, Associate professor
My research investigates how forest structure and composition emerge from variation in tree-level vital rates. I use both plot-based and aerial data on tree demography to parameterize dynamic models that can project how tree populations and communities may change over time. The resulting models help us better understand how the geographic distribution and carbon storage potential of forests may be affected by future environmental change.
Danaë Rozendaal, Postdoc
Influences of competition on tree growth and mortality across environmental gradients in Amazonia and tropical Africa
Rebecca Spriggs, PhD
Robust methods for estimating forest stand characteristics across landscapes using airborne LiDAR. (University of Cambridge, co-supervised with Dr. David Coomes)
Eva Lopez, MSc
Variation in tree growth and vascular formation across a water-limited forest landscape from 1951 to 2016