People

Current

Antony Emenyu is an Oppenheimer-Turvill Doctoral Scholar assessing use and uptake of regenerative farming practices by smallholder farmers in African landscapes. Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Supervised by Dr Tom Powell, Dr Andrew Cunliffe, Dr Lorien Jasny and Professor Mulala Simatele.

Enimhien Akhabue is an Oppenheimer-Turvill Doctoral Scholar modelling the resilience of ecosystem service provision in African landscapes, using the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) land surface model in the Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Supervised by Dr Andrew Cunliffe, Dr Anna Harper, Dr Tom Powell, Dr Petra Holden, Prof Mark New and Dr Karina Williams.

Hugh Graham is a Research Fellow in Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests, on long-term secondment from Permian Global, working with Andrew Cunliffe and Ted Feldpausch.

Laone Seabonyane is an Oppenheimer Masters Scholar enrolled at the University of Botswana, studying belowground plant traits in African rangelands to generate knowledge that supports the sustainable utilisation of rangelands and informs payments for ecosystem services associated with carbon storage, supervised by Dr Jem Perkins, Dr Andrew Cunliffe, Dr Kebonyethata Dintwe and Dr Colleen Iversen

Emily Doyle is a PhD student in the Global Systems Institute funded by the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Her thesis focuses on the use of novel satellite data to quantify tropical forest degradation and carbon stocks and understand biome-scale indicators of resilience in tropical forests. She is supervised by Tim Lenton, Ted Feldpausch, Andy Cunliffe and Tom Powell.

Jess Thomas is a PhD student in the Global Systems Institute funded by the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Her thesis focuses on the integration of plot-level and remote sensing data to understand the mechanisms of tropical forest degradation and understand biome-scale resilience in tropical forests in the Amazon. She is supervised by Ted Feldpausch, Andy Cunliffe, Tim Lenton, and Tom Powell.

Glenn Slade is a PhD student, developing new methods of monitoring invasive species occurrence and the reproducibility of drone photogrammetry measurements of plant canopy heights and aboveground biomass. He is part-funded by OPALS and supervised by Andy Cunliffe and Karen Anderson.

Guy Lomax is a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence. His project, titled Measuring and managing rangeland resilliance with remote sensing, focusses on rangelands in northern Kenya using the Google Earth Engine platform. Guy is supervised by Tim Lenton, Tom Powell, Andy Cunliffe and Theo Economou.

Former

Jake Dykes was a Masters’ level Mathematics student and an intern working as a Geospatial Coordinator for Sustainable Partnerships. He worked on an application in the R software R Shiny to better connect Exeter’s research and impact activities across Africa. He was funded by Policy@Exeter and managed by Andy Cunliffe.

Dr Fabio Boschetti was a PDRA working on the NERC-funded project Do dryland ecosystems control variability and recent trends in the land CO2 sink? Fabio used eddy covariance techniques to measure exchanges of energy, carbon and water in semiarid ecosystems in the southwestern United States, working closely with Andy Cunliffe, Richard Brazier and Tim Hill. Fabio now uses his new geospatial skills as a surveyor for the UK Ordnance Survey.

Jess Thomas was a Research Technician in Tropical Forest Remote Sensing. She used Google Earth Engine to advance remote sensing of tropical forest degradation and regeneration on a project funded by Permian Global. Jess was managed by Andy Cunliffe and worked with Ted Feldpausch, Tom Powell and Chris Philipson.