In recent years my research has focused on monitoring changes in Mediterranean forest and shrubland ecosystems, using GIS and remotely sensed data, with a particular emphasis on drivers of land-use change. Working with Dr Gabriel Amable (Dept. of Geography) I have supervised several graduate students (at both PhD and MPhil level) who have used LiDAR and CASI data with the aims of characterising species compositions and vegetation structure of both semi-natural and anthropogenic forest and shrubland communities in Crete and Portugal. Complemented by field surveys of, for example, vegetation composition and bird species, as well as environmental data, has allowed us to model patterns of forest habitat and drivers of vegetation change. We aim to use similar techniques in the analysis of data collected as part of this project.