Cambridge University Researchers

Current Researchers

Aland Chan

“Aland is a PhD student in the Forest Ecology and Conservation Group. His research focuses on studying forest growth and succession on degraded landscapes

Alex Archibald

Our research involves the development and application of state-of-the-art chemistry-climate models. With these models we are trying to answer a number of

Alex Copley

Alex Copley is an Earth Scientist, studying active tectonics from the scale of individual fault systems to large mountain ranges. His work spans observations of

Alex Guizar-Coutino

I am a PhD student in the Forest Ecology Group. I work on conservation impact evaluation, currently focusing on interventions aimed at reducing

Ben Evans

Ben’s research focuses on the coastal zone, particularly the elucidation of biophysical processes within salt marsh ecosystems and how understanding of these

Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

David Coomes

David is the Director of the Conservation Research Institute and the founder of the earth observation centre. He heads the group of forest ecology and conservation

Gabriel Martin

Gabriel Martin is Senior Research Associate with the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, his research interests include

Gareth Rees

Gareth Rees heads the Polar Landscapes and Remote Sensing group at the Scott Polar Research Institute. The core activity of this group is, at present, the development

James Ball

James is a PhD student in the Forest Ecology and Conservation group, Cambridge. He is using high frequency repeat UAV lidar scanning and satellite

Jonathan Williams

My research focuses on developing and encouraging the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in aiding tropical rainforest restoration. I am looking at how

Kyaw Sein Win Tun (O’Neill)

Tun (O’Neill) works on (1) Myanmar’s forests’ carbon storage; (2) role of forests in the national economy and socioeconomic development through REDD+; (3) species

Laura Bentley

I am interested in how we adapt landscapes to our needs, and how we can make those landscapes work for us and the wider environment long-term. Increasing forest …

Martin Rogers

My research is exploiting the explosion in publically available Big Data and remote sensing pertaining to shoreline change and the environmental factors

Matt Davey

Matt is an algal physiologist and ecologist senior research associate at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and a senior lecturer

Mike Bithell

Dr Bithell is a member of the Climate and Environmental Dynamics and Biogeography and Biogeomorphology groups. Interests lie in numerical modelling of

Oliver Hadeler

I am the programme manager of the CamBridgeSens Strategic Research Network in the university, based in the Department of Chemical Engineering and

Prem Gill

Prem Gill is a PhD Candidate leading the “Seals from Space: the study of Antarctic seals by remote sensing” priority project with the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI),

Rebecca Dell

I am a glaciologist researching ice shelf (in)stability through a range of remote sensing based techniques. My current work is focussed on surface and subsurface melt on the

Sacha Khoury

Sacha is a PhD student in the Coomes Lab, Department of Plant Sciences, and is a member of Churchill College, Cambridge. She is interested in evaluating the changes in

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Sakthy is the Isaac Newton Trust / Newnham Fellow in Engineering. Her research interests are in applying satellite imaging technologies which can monitor changes

Toby Wilkinson

Toby Wilkinson is an archaeologist who specialises in the protohistory of Eurasia, especially the eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia ...

Toby Jackson

I am a postdoc in the Forest Ecology and Conservation group, based in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and the Plant Sciences department.

Tom Chudley

I am a PhD student at the Scott Polar Research Institute, interested in the interaction between surface meltwater and the dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Tom Spencer

Tom Spencer is Professor of Coastal Dynamics and Director of Research, Department of Geography. He is Director of the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit (CCRU) which focusses

Tom Swinfield

I work on tropical forest restoration based jointly between University of Cambridge – Wolfson College – and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. I use a variety of remote sensing

Former researchers

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at Cambridge University.

Boris Bongalov

I worked in the hyperdiverse jungles of Southeast Asia where a single hectare can support hundreds of woody plants, with about a third of them not found in

Hannah Cubaynes

I was a PhD student working on a joint project, “Whales from Space”, with the British Antarctic Survey and the Scott Polar Research Institute. The aim is to

Matheus Henrique Nunes

He received his PhD from University of Cambridge and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth Change Observation Lab, University of Helsinki


Yi Zhang

Yi is the coordinator for Ecology groups in Department of Plant Sciences.
She also coordinates the Earth Observation community in Cambridge to come together