The ECOSTRESSI Group focuses on quantifying the vulnerability of terrestrial natural ecosystems to repeated disturbances and prolonged degradation.
Identifying ecological thresholds beyond which global changes cause abrupt, prolonged degradation of terrestrial ecosystems by stressing, disturbing, and killing forests.
Quantifying ecological & climatological boundaries for tropical agricultural expansion and intensification.
Finding solutions to feed the planet while maintaining the ecological integrity of terrestrial natural ecosystems.
To advance the science, we rely on field work (mostly Amazon), ecological modeling (simple is good), and the use of remote sensing techniques.