Xavier de Lamo – ClimAfrica Manager


Address:

Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Global Change (ECOFUN)
Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)
Carretera a Sant Llorenç de Morunys, km 2
25280 Solsona, Spain

Phone: (+34) 973 48 17 52

Email

I hold a degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Girona, 2004) and a MSc. in Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing (University of Edinburgh, 2010). I worked as a research assistant in the Technology and Forestry Centre of Catalonia in the framework of the INTERREG III-A project entitled: “Integrated Management of Pyrenean Grasslands through a Geographical Information System: Pilot Experience”. During this time, I conducted an extensive botanical and soil survey in both sides of the Pyrenees, in order to determine the role of the different factors influencing plant species richness in alpine and subalpine grasslands.

I later was awarded a studentship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to conduct research in NatureServe, an American non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for an effective conservation action. Under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Josse, I collaborated in a study of the distribution of endemic species on the east slope of the Andes of Peru and Bolivia.

I then moved to Scotland to pursue a Master’s degree in Geographical Information Science. In my final dissertation, supervised by Dr. Geneviève Patenaude, I studied the applicability of GIS and Remote Sensing techniques for mapping red squirrel’s habitat suitability, and endangered species in the UK.

I now work as Manager of the Work Package that the CTFC is coordinating within the EU funded ClimAfrica project (Climate Change predictions in Sub-Saharian Africa: Impacts and Adaptations).

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