Imperial College London

Dr Rodolfo Nóbrega

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Research Associate - Ecosystem Modeller



r.nobrega Website




Centre for Population BiologySilwood Park





I’m a civil and environmental engineer with training in hydraulics, hydrology and ecosystem modelling. My main research focuses on the assessment and modelling of environmental processes in the (sub)tropics.

As a member of the Prentice's Climate Group (@LabPrentice), I'm currently working in the REALM project supporting the development of theories of optimal allocation of water, energy, and carbon at ecosystem and global levels.

Currently, I'm also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading, within the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science.


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics and Natural sciences, University of Goettingen (Germany), 2017
  • M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, UFCG (Brazil), 2010

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nobrega RLB, Ziembowicz T, Torres GN, et al., 2020, Ecosystem services of a functionally diverse riparian zone in the Amazon-Cerrado agricultural frontier, Global Ecology and Conservation, Vol:21

Cunha J, Nóbrega RLB, Rufino I, et al., 2020, Surface albedo as a proxy for land-cover clearing in seasonally dry forests: Evidence from the Brazilian Caatinga, Remote Sensing of Environment, ISSN:0034-4257, Pages:111250-111250

Nobrega RLB, Guzha AC, Lamparter G, et al., 2018, Impacts of land-use and land-cover change on stream hydrochemistry in the Cerrado and Amazon biomes, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:635, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:259-274

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