My research aims to identify, understand and anticipate changes in landscapes and the consequences of such changes for people’s well-being and nature conservation. I do this through a combination of remote sensing and prediction modeling, among others. With my work, I aim to produce knowledge that can facilitate transitions towards sustainability. My research includes 1) the characterization of commodity agricultural expansion and its influence on socio-environmental processes 2) the understanding of social and biophysical drivers of environmental hazards in urban and rural landscapes such as the proliferation of fires and the spread of infectious disease vectors and 3) the contribution of remote sensing to produce knowledge relevant for decision-making. I have a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science from Clark University and a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Columbia University.