Conor Eastment MA

PhD Candidate
Spatial Ecology and Global Change

Researcher and practitioner originating from South Africa with experience across the African continent. 

Developing a novel understanding of the interlinkages between plant functional diversity, fire, soil carbon, climate warming and land use in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, old-growth Afromontane grasslands. My PhD project will generate fundamental ecological knowledge that can guide initiatives to preserve and restore biodiverse and climate resilient grasslands.


Assoc. Prof. Mariska Beest (Utrecht University)

Prof. Max Rietkerk (Utrecht University)

Dr Paul Gordijn (South African Earth Observation Network)

Dr Michelle Tedder (South African Earth Observation Network)