Viva phenology! A celebration in Oxford as Cecilia Chavana-Bryant's DPhil research reaches fruition.
For her doctoral research, Cecilia Chavana Bryant investigated the impacts of leaf age on the spectral and physiochemical traits of canopy trees in Amazonian rainforests, and analysed the implications for Earth Observation-derived indices. Using hard won tropical forest field data, combined with modelling and remote sensing, Cecilia conducted in-depth studies in tropical phenology - focusing on the timing of leaf flushing and abscission. We celebrate Cecilia's viva this week with a champagne reception in the department.