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.

Supervisors:

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)