Pedro J. Leitão

Pedro J. Leitão

Postdoctoral scientist / Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Research

Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Research group at Leipzig University. My research focuses on the interface between remote sensing and ecology. I am particularly interested in characterising the spatio-temporal patterns of biodiversity using earth observation and other geo-data.


  • Conservation Biology
  • Species and communities spatio-temporal patterns
  • Remote Sensing of biodiversity
  • Ecosystem Functioning
  • Statistical and machine learning


  • PhD in Environmental Sciences, 2009

    University of Southampton, UK

  • MSc in Environmental Remote Sensing, 2000

    University of Aberdeen, UK

  • Lic/Dip in Biology Applied to Animal Resources, 1997

    University of Lisbon, Portugal

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