My work concentrates on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and forest land uses in Kenya. I aim to develop methods and frameworks that aid planning and decision-making processes on climate-smart landscapes. I use quantitative (e.g. remote-sensing) and qualitative (e.g. stakeholder knowledge) data from various sources and integrate them into different modelling approaches that provide evidence-based information for land use planning at the interface of agriculture and forestry in the tropics.
In the past, I have worked on how global change affects social-ecological systems. Particularly, I dealt with climate change impacts on nature conservation schemes in different regions, modelled several plant and animal species under climate change scenarios, and analysed linkage patterns between ecosystem services and biodiversity. I also conducted quantitative literature reviews on several topics in sustainability science.