The Biodiversity Data Lab
Who We Are
Group Leader, Assistant Professor
I am a biodiversity researcher dedicated to providing data and computational tools for combatting the global biodiversity crisis. I work on the intersection of molecular biology, spatial ecology, and machine learning, with the mission to provide a more comprehensive view on the distribution of biodiversity, including hidden diversity of inconspicuous and even undescribed species through the use of environmental DNA.
I am a PhD student focusing on the fields of biodiversity, geomatics, remote sensing and machine learning. My interest is to research the possibilities of assessing biodiversity through remote sensing techniques such as spectral imagery, lidar and synthetic aperture radar. By combining these techniques with existing geospatial data and deep learning I aim to develop tools that contribute to the monitoring of biodiversity at different scales.
Monica Guilera Recoder
My career started in Barcelona where I received my bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
After that, I decided to go abroad to gain more knowledge of the mycology field and studied for my master's in Ecology and Conservation here at Uppsala University. For my master's thesis, I worked with fungal speciation and genetics. Later on, I went to Oslo for an internship in mycology and luckily had the opportunity to come back to Uppsala and start my Ph.D.
My Ph.D. goal is to optimize existing environmental DNA fieldwork sampling methodologies to assess fungal and insect biodiversity after disturbances in a more efficient way. As a disturbance, we will focus on which is the impact caused by forestry on fungal and insect biodiversity.