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Villum Investigator Project

VILLUM Investigator project

The VILLUM Investigator project - BIOCHANGE aims to provide new breakthroughs in:

(1) our understanding and predictive capacity of the complex dynamics that will be of high importance for biodiversity and ecosystems and their crucial services to society in a world with a large, rapidly growing human population and massive climate change,

(2) our ability to employ the growing richness and quality of relevant Big Data, notably from remote sensing, to study, monitor and manage these dynamics, and

(3) the ways nature and society interact, notably in terms of the dependence of human well-being on nature and biodiversity and our capacity to optimally plan landscape development to promote biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. The research will provide new analytical tools for forecasting ecological dynamics and impacts, and handling and using the rapidly growing amount of relevant Big Data.

This project contributes to all four main themes:

1.       Fundamental Biodiversity Dynamics 

2.       Global Challenges 

3.       Ecoinformatics and New Technologies 

4.       Interdisciplinary Innovation 

Silvia Ceausu

Department of Bioscience - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity

Vincent Fehr

PhD Student Department of Bioscience - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity

Julia Carolina Mata

PhD Student Department of Bioscience - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity

Jens-Christian Svenning

Centre Director Department of Bioscience - Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World

Kai Yue

Postdoc Department of Bioscience - Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World