About the Researchers

TERRANOVA includes a long list of supervisors, coordinators, contributors and PhD candidates. The 15 PhD candidates form the core of the project and each one focuses on a unique aspect and study area of the TERRANOVA project. 

The PhD candidates are referred to as ESRs, or Early Stage Researchers. All of the ESRs have completed their Masters degree within the last 4 years (as of 2019) and have moved from their home country to a new host country, as required by MSCA-ITN. 

The titles and topics of each ESR project are:

  1. Natural baseline in Europe at the dawn of the cultural landscape (Elena Pearce)
  2. Balancing nature and culture in north European landscape evolution and integrated legacies (Kailin Hatlestad)
  3. Modelling human-environment interactions in landscape change (ABM) (Anastasia Nikulina)
  4. Balancing nature and culture in southwest European landscape evolution and integrated legacies (Alexandre Martinez)
  5. Balancing nature and culture in southeast European landscape evolution and integrated legacies (Emily Vella)
  6. Pollen-based quantitative reconstructions of past natural and anthropogenic landscape openness in five European field laboratories (Maria Antonia Serge)
  7. Modelling land cover change in Europe over the current and previous energy regimes (Anhelina Zapolska)
  8. Macro-scale perspectives on past and potential future megafaunas across Europe and their ecological impacts (Marco Davoli)
  9. Modelling and characterization of climate, environment and human impact during the four energy regimes (Frank Arthur)
  10. Trade-offs between culture and nature in landscape development (Leen Felix)
  11. What is the socio-economic value of landscape management? (Rowan Dunn-Capper)
  12. Investigating the potential of natural restoration and rewilding in the European landscape (Josiane Segar)
  13. Defining a framework for Rewilding European landscapes in the Anthropocene (Laura C. Quintero Uribe)
  14. managing trade-offs in agricultural landscape transitions: protecting cultural heritage versus rewilding (Catherine Fayet)
  15. A long-term view of nature and culture in decision making (Roberta Rigo)