Erika Berenguer is a Senior Research Associate at the Ecosystems Lab and a Visiting Research Associate at Lancaster University. She works in the ECOFOR, BIORED and PELD-RAS projects. All of those are Brazil-UK consortiums looking at the impacts of human-induced disturbance, such as selective logging and understory fires, in ecosystems functions and processes in the Amazon. Her interests lie in developing a better understanding of how human-modified tropical forests function, assessing the resilience of these forests in the face of climate change. In addition, she is passionate about finding ways of effectively communicating scientific results to relevant stakeholders and policy makers.