Joana B. Melo
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- Thesis title: "How Africa got its spots?" The use of Earth Observation products to support national strategies to reduce carbon emissions in forest-savanna systems
- Supervisors: Prof Tim Baker, Professor Guy Ziv
I am a Portuguese forester with working experience in tropical forests of Africa and South America. I am currently a Postgraduate Researcher at the School of Geography, University of Leeds (UK), with a NERC DTP award. I have been following negotiations under the UNFCCC since COP19.
I live in Sheffield (UK) with my husband, our two kids, and our German Shepherd dog Radar.
I am interested in applied science and in finding practical approaches to measuring and reporting carbon and carbon emissions in tropical forests. My research includes comparing the spatial patterns of agreement/inconsistencies between available datasets obtained from Earth Observation data, and test methods to improve them for forest monitoring and REDD+ in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- MSc in Forestry and Natural Resources at School of Agriculture, Technical University of Lisbon