Takeshi is a doctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. Before joining ECI, he served at Danish NGO's forestry and environmental projects in Brazil, United States, Mexico and Namibia over 6 years. He completed his MSc in Conservation at University College London, undertaking research on potential forest restoration in Paraguay using the REDD+ mechanism at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge. He recently conducted research at the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) to estimate the extent of secondary forests in Amazonia using satellite remote sensing data.
Research Interests and Skills
- Biogeochemical Cycling in Tropical Forests
- Forest Restoration using REDD+
- R (programming language)
- Portuguese (proficient) and Spanish (intermediate)
- Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP), The World Bank