Dr Boris Bongalov

Boris works in the hyperdiverse jungles of Southeast Asia where a single hectare can support hundreds of woody plants with about a third of them not found in the adjacent hectare. How different ecological mechanisms interact to maintain this inordinate species richness is yet unknown. Boris uses a range of big data sources including airborne laser scanning, spectroscopy and next-generation sequencing to evaluate theorised mechanisms on spatial scales unimaginable until recently.

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