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Dr. Sandra Luque

Sandra Luque

Research Director
Research Director at IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture), at TETIS Integrated Unit (UMR TETIS Land, environment, remote sensing and spatial information ), France and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Biological Diversity, University of St Andrews, Scotland. She is a landscape ecologist, interested on spatial heterogeneity and landscape patterns implications for communities, and ecosystem processes. She focus on the key role that the human dimension imprints on the obvious and subtle impacts on ecosystems and cross-cutting issues in relation to sustainable development concepts and tools. She is a former NASA Fellow on Global Change research from the Earth Observation Program, USA. She served as nominated Expert for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). She is Coordinator for the IUFRO Division 8 on Forest Environment. She is deputy coordinator for the IUFRO Working Party "Forest Landscape Ecology". She serves the board of INTECOL. She served IALE as elected Vice-president and she recently received the IALE Award for Distinguished Services to the Society. She is part of the external advisory board member for the Centre for Ecology Evolution and Environmental Changes, University of Sciences, Lisbon. She is also member of different evaluations panels and programs for the Research Academies of Finland, Germany, France and Switzerland. She has authored articles and book chapters on forest landscape ecology, remote sensing, temporal and spatial changes, lately she published on conservation value, forest related services and RS-EBV’s (Essential Biodiversity variables derived from RS).
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