Dr. Jake E. Simpson

Research Fellow, MONSOON project

Tel.: +49 821 598 - 3564
Room: 207, building U
Office hours: by arrangement

Jake Simpson is the Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the MONSOON project (funded by DAAD). The MONSOON project seeks to better understand the relationship between humans and the environment in the seasonally arid tropics. We are using the latest LiDAR technology aboard a UAV to map vegetation, land cover and land use with the aim of improving our understanding Land-Climate interactions in areas of high food and water insecurity.

Jake joins us from the University of Exeter where he worked on producing an online toolkit for measuring human health and ecosystem services benefits from urban greenspaces. Jake completed his PhD at King's College London, within the Wildfire Research group. His PhD focused on methods for improving greenhouse gas emissions from wildfires in Indonesian peatlands, and involved several field campaigns in Indonesia, collecting data with UAVs and other ground survey equipment. His MSc thesis explored the crown allometry of canopy trees in Gabon.


His research interests include:

  1. Use of LiDAR, photogrammetry and satellite-borne remote sensing to map land use and land cover changes in tropical ecosystems.
  2. Land use/cover-climate interactions.
  3. Greenhouse gas dynamics from land use/cover change.

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