Prof. Dr. Miguel D. Mahecha
(Universität Leipzig)

I’m a full professor at Leipzig University. My main scholarly interests are on understanding ecosystem responses to climate extremes as well as the human environment nexus during extremes: I have also been working on understanding macroecological dynamics and ecosystem functioning. My research is based on the latest data-driven research methods. The backbone of our work is the joint exploitation of high-dimensional Earth observations.

My aim is always to combine our empirical findings with theoretical and conceptual understanding to understand complex interactions in the Earth system through Explainable AI. This can help to reach a deep understanding of extreme events through knowledge based systems.