Geographer and ecologist with experience in the use of Earth Observation data, remote sensing methods and modeling to characterize landscape changes and the role of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on environmental change.
Co-Investigator (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry)
Ecologist and Earth scientist working in the use of Earth Observations and biogeochemical modeling for characterizing climatic extremes and ecosystem function. Dr Mahecha is the leader of the research group on empirical inference of the Earth System.
Use of GIS and remote sensing to map and monitor land cover and land use change. Integration of methods and frameworks from the social, ecological and economic sciences to understand drivers of land acquisition and cropland expansion in tropical regions and consequences for the sustainability of the landscape.