I am an ecologist and quantitative biodiversity scientist with research interests in (macro)ecology, biodiversity monitoring, and global change. I am working as an Associate Professor at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands, where I lead the Biogeography & Macroecology (BIOMAC) lab embedded in the Department Theoretical and Computational Ecology (TCE). Additionally, I am leading several tasks and work packages in various national and international, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary projects, including the biodiversity monitoring demonstration sites in the Netherlands (ARISE), the co-design of the future EU-wide biodiversity observation network (EuropaBON), the automation of workflows for generating LiDAR metrics for habitat condition indicators in Natura2000 sites (MAMBO), the modelling of important Arctic bird areas under climate change (NPP project from NWO), and the mobilization, integration and FAIRification of data for Digital Twins of ecosystems (LTER-LIFE).
Kissling, W.D. & Shi, Y. (2023): Which metrics derived from airborne laser scanning are essential to measure the vertical profile of ecosystems? Diversity and Distributions 29: 1315–1320 [ABSTRACT]