GBIF Young Researcher Award for CHICAS PhD Student

Juan Escamilla Mólgora has won a GBIF Young Researcher Award for his research into geostatistical modelling of species occurrence. His project aims to combine statistics, ecology, and software development into an open-source tool for prediction. The award is for a €4000 funding contribution to the project.

GBIF is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, an international open data infrastructure with the aim of making biodiversity information universally available. They sponsor two Young Researcher Awards annually.

Juan is a PhD student jointly supervised by Luigi Sedda and Peter Diggle of CHICAS, and Peter Atkinson of LEC.

Updated: Thursday 6 October, 2016