Isabel Pérez Postigo
I joined the global land ecosystem modelling group in May 2021. Here, I am investigating the effects of large herbivores on the vegetation using remote sensing methods. The aim is to develop a method to measure large scale changes in the vegetation related to ecosystem functions, carbon cycling and ecosystem services. The findings will help to improve the simulation of herbivore effects on vegetation in the model LPJ-GUESS.
After a Bachelor in Physical Geography at the University of Erlangen (Germany) and a Master in Environmental Geography at the Universities of Marburg (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal), I pursued a PhD in Ecology at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico) on alien plants in Western Mexico. My research interests thus combine different aspects from Geography and Biology. More specifically ecosystem functions, plant ecology and interactions with the biotic and a-biotic environment in a spatial and temporal context.