Forest Ecology and Conservation Group
Department of Plant Sciences
Edgar is interested the conservation of tropical forests. He aims to better understand the effects of land-use and climate change on forest ecosystems using novel approaches of remote sensing to support effective decision-making. In his first year, Edgar is developing equations for estimating biomass and carbon from lidar in different forests of the neotropics to improve the accuracy of carbon stock maps. During his PhD, he plans to explore the relationship between forests’ microclimates, structure/composition and animal distributions using Colombia as a case study. He is also interested in the use of ecoacoustics in ecology and conservation.