Revealing insights from observations by means of data-driven research is a key element in Earth system sciences. Long-term observations of multiple Earth system properties encode our knowledge on how land-surface processes respond to climatic variability and interact with biodiversity. We develop methods to extract the valuable information in these data in order to confront them with models, and gain new insights. We aim at a more profound understanding of changing land ecosystems and their responses to and interactions with climate anomalies.
We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists contributing expertise in "Biology", "Ecology", "Geography" (or should we say "Earth System Science"?), "Computer Science" and "Physics".
Currently our group is following four core topics (a detailed description will follow soon):
- The emerging Earth System Data Lab
- Extremes and anomalies in the terrestrial biosphere
- Biogeography and ecosystem functioning
- Data analytic methods
- How to integrate observational evidence in models
Typically, we work at the global scale. But currently we also work on regional land-atmosphere interactions in Colombia.