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

Amandine Debus

Amandine is a PhD student in the Department of Geography and a member of St John’s College. She is interested in combining Earth Observation and socio-economic data to

Andrea Marinoni

Andrea Marinoni is an associate professor of Applied Remote Sensing with the Earth Observation group, Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic

Andrius Ovsianas

Andrius is a PhD student in Engineering Department. He will be developing probabilistic models for structural health monitoring using satellite data. His PhD is co-sponsored

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), University of Cambridge

David Coomes

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

Debmita Bandyopadhyay

Debmita’s current research in the INTEGRAL project entails the development of machine learning techniques for forest species mapping. The project aims to understand forest

Edgar Cifuentes

Edgar is interested the conservation of tropical forests. He aims to better understand the effects of land-use and climate change on forest ecosystems …

Emily Lines

Emily is a Lecturer in the Dept of Geography and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow working on ‘Next generation forest dynamics models using remote sensing data’

Gabriel Martin

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

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

Harry Owen

Harry is a postdoc in the department of Geography and interested in the application of remote sensing techniques to understand forest structure and function.

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 remote sensing to better

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

Mark Girolami

Mark is a Computational Statistician. He takes up the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering and holds the RAEng Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering

Martin Rogers

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

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

Oliver Hadeler

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

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

Srinivasan Keshav

Srinivasan Keshav is the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology in the University of Cambridge

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 Jackson

My work uses repeat airborne LiDAR to monitor the growth and mortality of tropical trees over time. I am particularly interested in the role of wind as a driver of tree mortality and

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 use a variety of remote sensing techniques from structure from motion, LiDAR and multi-temporal satellite observations to assess forest condition and how it responds to external

Alumni researchers

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa

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

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

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

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 …

Matheus Henrique Nunes

Matheus received his PhD from University of Cambridge and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth Change Observation Lab, University of Helsinki, whose research focuses on

Toby Wilkinson

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


Yi Zhang

Yi is the coordinator for Ecology groups in Department of Plant Sciences.
She assists to coordinate activities across the Earth Observation community in Cambridge