Selva in interested in research involving all components of the environment and global change, from biodiversity, biogeochemistry to human livelihood. Selva has extensive experience in impacts of anthropogenic land-use changes and different oil palm cropping systems on biodiversity, peat biogeochemistry, microbial communities, and greenhouse gas emissions, and their complex interactions in tropical peatlands. Selva has fieldwork experience in 4 different countries covering different tropical and temperate ecosystems. Selva is interested in ecological, social and biodiversity impacts of global land-use changes and how scientific evidence can inform long term management of both natural and agricultural ecosystems around the world.
Please refer to my following online profiles for up-to-date publications
- Researcher in a joint UKRI and NSF joint funded project- Decoding Nitrogen Dynamics in Soil through Novel Integration of in-situ Wireless Soil Sensors with Numerical Modeling.
- Researcher in a joint GCRF NERC-BBSRC funded project- Translating Research Opportunities to enhance Pollination benefits to economically Important Crops And improve Livelihoods (TROPICAL).
Areas of interest
- Forest Biogeochemical Cycling and Ecology
- Global Environmental Change (Biodiversity and Biogeochemistry)
- Conservation and Society
- Agro-ecology and Sustainability
- Climate Change
Research centres and groups
- Environmental Science Research Division (ESRD)
- Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER)
- Tropical Catchment Research Initiative (TROCARI)
- Decoding Nitrogen Dynamics in Soil through Novel Integration of in-situ Wireless Soil Sensors with Numerical Modeling- UKRI and NSF joint funded project, University of Reading. Collaborators: University of Southampton and University of Connecticut.
- Translating Research Opportunities to enhance Pollination benefits to economically Important Crops And improve Livelihoods (TROPICAL)- Joint GCRF BBSRC-NERC funded project, University of Reading. Collaborators: M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and Reddiyarchatram Seed Growers Association (RSGA).
- Quinquennial (half-decadal) carbon and nutrient dynamics in temperate forests: Implications for carbon sequestration in a high carbon dioxide world (QUINTUS)- NERC large grant project, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. Collaborators: University of Exeter and Bangor University.
- Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES)- UK Space Agency large grant project, Liverpool John Moores University. Collaborators: UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor, University of Nottingham, University of Leicester, and Global Environment Centre.
- Soil Microbial Communities and GHG emissions under different land-use types in Malaysian peatlands- Crops For the Future (CFF) Doctoral Training Program Studentship, University of Nottingham.
PhD (Environmental Science), University of Nottingham.
MSc (Ecology and Conservation), Lancaster University.