Daniela Rivera Marin

PhD Researcher

Daniela is a PhD student within the School of Geography and Environmental Science who has a keen interest in remote sensing and social impacts of climate change. Daniela’s PhD topic explores the impacts of desertification.

Daniela’s main research topic is the development of a country-scale assessment of the desertification phenomenon. Desertification has a social impact that remains unmeasured or is only measured in relation to water availability/scarcity. The purpose of this research is to measure and analyse how much has changed and the main drivers, separating the impacts on vegetation dynamics to the impacts on society considering climate change, policymaking, and mitigation measures over the last 40 years.