Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Research Associate in Microclimate Modelling







Centre for Population BiologySilwood Park





I am an Earth system scientist and environmentalist.

My research focuses on the interactions between climate and the terrestrial biosphere in the past, present, and future. I am especially interested in the effects of environmental change on biodiversity and the consequences of biodiversity change for ecosystem functioning and stability.

I currently work as a Research Associate in Microclimate Modelling at Imperial College London. Our team constructs a Virtual Rainforest for Understanding the Stability, Resilience and Sustainability of Complex Ecosystems.

I am passionate about living and promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle that contributes to a safe and thriving planet for future generations.



Groner VP, Williams JJ, Pearson RG, 2023, Limited evidence for quantitative contribution of rare and endangered species to agricultural production, Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, Vol:345, ISSN:0167-8809

Shen DY, Ferguson-Gow H, Groner V, et al., 2023, Potential decline in the distribution and food provisioning services of the mopane worm (Gonimbrasia belina) in southern Africa, Frontiers of Biogeography, Vol:15, ISSN:1948-6596, Pages:1-15

Groner VP, Nicholas O, Mabhaudhi T, et al., 2022, Climate change, land cover change, and overharvesting threaten a widely used medicinal plant in <scp>S</scp>outh <scp>A</scp>frica, Ecological Applications, Vol:32, ISSN:1051-0761

Mabhaudhi T, Hlahla S, Chimonyo VGP, et al., 2022, Diversity and Diversification: Ecosystem Services Derived From Underutilized Crops and Their Co-benefits for Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes and Resilient Food Systems in Africa, Frontiers in Agronomy, Vol:4

Groner VP, Raddatz T, Reick CH, et al., 2018, Plant functional diversity affects climate–vegetation interaction, Biogeosciences, Vol:15, Pages:1947-1968

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