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2021 Fellow

Gergana Daskalova

PhD Institution
University of Edinburgh

Gergana has been studying the individual and cumulative impact of human activities on global biodiversity, exploiting the recent revolution in the availability of ecological data. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, she now plans to integrate remote sensing, data science, and human demography to explore the impact of abandoned land on biodiversity and conservation efforts. As the world’s population increasingly migrates to cities, more land is being abandoned, but we currently do not know if this is a threat or an opportunity for nature.