Lecturer in Global Forest Ecology, Adriane Esquivel Muelbert has been named one of the 2020 Forests Young Investigators. Forests is a peer-reviewed open access journal of forestry and forest ecology, and this award recognises early career researchers who are leading work in the sector.
Adriane comments; “I am delighted to have received this award, and very pleased to have been recognised by my peers for my research on the impact of global change on tropical forests. These are tough times for scientists in my home country, Brazil - I hope that highlighting my research can motivate other early career scientists from developing countries to pursue their ambitions.”
Adriane is interested in global change ecology, particularly of forests. Adriane’s goal is to unravel the implications of global change on biodiversity and forest dynamics. Her work uses large sources of field-based data on forest dynamics, functional characteristics and species structure to answer questions on a continental and global scale. She is passionate about tropical forests and their complexity, particularly the Amazon, and seeks to translate her research into conservation efforts.