I am a tropical ecology and conservation biologist with a keen interest in putting science into practice. My research interests are within topics relating to ecology and conservation, especially in tropical ecosystems. Some of these relate to sustainable natural resource use, forest landscape restoration, improving conservation effectiveness and informing policy using ecological evidence. I believe that integrating social and ecological dimensions is key for long-term conservation effectiveness.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, as part of the Ewel Postdoctoral Fellowship program at the University of Florida (USA), working on guiding reforestation initiatives using ecologically informed connectivity models and spatial prioritization. I am also a Visiting Researcher at The University of Sheffield (UK), involved in research collaboration on forest restoration experiment using liana cutting in Borneo, long-term mist-netting project in Borneo and environmental impacts of armed-conflict in Colombia.

Previously, I was a Research Analyst based at The University of Sheffield (UK), investigating the impacts of the armed-conflict in Colombia on multiple ecosystem benefits, as part of the interdisciplinary Colombian Bio-Resources programme, integrating socio-ecological research across the five projects hosted at The University of Sheffield, University of York, University of Exeter, King’s College London, and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).

My PhD at The University of Sheffield (UK) was on understanding the impacts of tropical selective logging on ecological mechanisms that underpin biodiversity change, to determine the conservation value of these logged forests. Prior to this, I did an integrated Masters in Zoology, also at The University of Sheffield (UK), where my research looked at the impacts of restoring logged tropical forests on avian phylogenetic and functional diversity.


  • Tropical ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Sustainable natural resource management
  • Forest landscape restoration
  • Science in policy