Dr. Juliana Stropp
I am an ecologist investigating biodiversity in tropical rainforests. My recent work explores how scientific knowledge of biodiversity has evolved over time and which gaps and biases persist. With TAXON-TIME, I combine information from botanical monographs, field data, and digital resources to investigate the link between taxonomy and tree diversity in Africa and Amazonia. I will quantify the probability of re-classifications, explore its variability across taxa and time, and try to understand how re-classifications impact current diversity patterns. I tackle this challenge by applying methods of data-intensive research and analytical evolutionary biology.
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Dr. Joaquín Hortal
I am a biogeographer with broad interests in macroecology, community ecology, island biogeography, insect ecology, evolution, and biodiversity research. In particular, I work in understanding the role of niche and interactions in species coexistence, disentangling the determinants of large-scale patterns of biodiversity, and assessing the uncertainty in biodiversity data.
Prof. Christoph Schommer
Supervisor during secondment
I am a computer scientist with expertise in the crossroad of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science since more than 30 years. In particular, my research fields comprise Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and applications of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, respectively.
Project Advisory Panel
Dr Lucy Bastin
Expert in spatial modelling and informatics
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
Dr Isabel Sanmartín
Expert in analytical biogeography and evolutionary biology
Real Jardín Botánico (RJB-CSCI), Madrid, Spain.
Dr Gilles Dauby
Expert in the flora of African tropical rainforest
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Montpellier, France.
Prof Hans ter Steege
Expert in the flora of Amazonian rainforest
Biodiversity Dynamics Group Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Dr Duccio Rocchini
Expert in spatio-ecological modelling and remote sensing
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy.
PHOTOS: Peter van der Sleen: Amazonia / Grégoire du Bois: Africa
LOGOTYPE: Luiz Flavio Giannotti