Ella_croppedMSc co-supervision:  I co-supervised Ella E. Morran (main supervisor: Susana Clusella-Trullas) in her MSc project about the effects of alien plant invasions on the food and thermal resources available for a small endemic tortoise, Homopus areolatus.

Guest lecturing: In 2018 and 2019 I lectured on ectotherms’ vulnerability to climate change, as part of the Global Change Module of the Honours course at the Department of Botany and Zoology of Stellenbosch University.

cmec_croppedSpecies Distribution Modelling under Climate Change:  Between 2012 and 2018 I have taught in the international PhD course on Species Distribution Modelling and climate change, organised every year by David Nogués-Bravo at the CMEC in Denmark. The course covered theoretical aspects of species distributions under climate change from ecological to evolutionary scales, as well as methodological aspects of species distribution models, mechanistic models, and hybrid species distribution-population models. I ran the practical sessions on species distribution models using Biomod and other R packages.

DSC_0486 (2)Field course on tropical biodiversity monitoring and conservation:  In 2014 I joined the annual RESPECT field course in Madagascar for both Finnish and Malagasy students, organised by Mar Cabeza from the GCC group at Helsinki University. I was responsible for mentoring the ‘frog team’ by assisting in the biological surveys of frogs inside and outside the Ranomafana park and in data analysis.