|Affiliation||University of Edinburgh|
|Department||School of GeoSciences|
|Group||Global Change Institute|
|Research area code||(C1) Biology|
|Fellowship Inauguration Year||2019|
Isla Myers-Smith is an ecologist who works with biome-scale datasets to quantify ecosystem responses to global change with a focus on Arctic greening patterns and processes.
Isla Myers-Smith investigates how global change alters plant communities and ecosystem processes. She works at focal research sites in Northern Canada and conduct data syntheses at tundra biome and global scales. She and her team have established and coordinate international research networks, including the ShrubHub, sTUNDRA working group, the Tundra Trait Team, and the newly founded High-latitude Drone Ecology network. For her Software Sustainability Institute fellowship she will be working to increase open science best practice at the interface between ecology and remote sensing.
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