I am a Lawrence Fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California. Previously, I was a postdoc at Stanford University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona after graduating from Imperial College as a PhD. My work focuses on the carbon cycle, the interactions between the carbon and nitrogen cycles and how these interactions are influenced by rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. My research lies at the interface between plants and soils, including soil microorganisms. My findings aim to inform global vegetation models and improve predictions of climate change.
I use data from CO2 experiments and remote sensing, and synthesize them using meta-analysis and statistical models to extrapolate conclusions that can be applied at the global scale. So far, I have predominately focused on the quantification of the capacity of future plants and soils to take up CO2. Previously, I have centered my efforts on the effects of CO2 on plant biomass and growth. More recently, I have been focusing on the effects of CO2 on soil carbon storage. Overall, my findings aim at giving us a better picture of how much carbon ecosystems will be able to sequester from the atmopshere, slowing (or not) climate change