Maria

Sunset Over New York City

I am an atmospheric scientist at the Leverhulme Center for Climate Change Mitigation of University of Sheffield, UK working on the pressing issues of air pollution, climate change, and ecosystem degradation by better understanding the complex interactions between atmospheric chemistry, climate, land surface and biosphere. I use a combination of high-performance Earth System modelling with observations from all scales (from field trials to satellite sensors).

I am also a strong advocate of science and share my enthusiasm for atmospheric sciences working with local schools and community. I run an Air Quality Garden at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. In this picture, I am explaining some children how to identify lichens on trees as ‘bioindicators’ of air pollution.