About Us


SABIOMA is an international partnership between Argentina and the UK, working on nature-based solutions to tackle the challenge of biodiversity loss, climate change and social wellbeing. Our main objectives are to develop knowledge, build capacity and define tangible actions for conservation, restauration and sustainable use of land and the environment. Through our research activities, our consortium focus on providing knowledge to food producers, policy-makers, land managers and the public who need better evidence based tools to support decision making for sustainable outcomes.

SABIOMA partners


Reto Schmucki

Community Ecologist (UKCEH)

Reto works on the impact of global changes on species distribution, plant-insect interactions and the mechanisms that structure biological diversity across scales.


Mariano Devoto

Agronomist (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Mariano works in community ecology with strong interest in plant-animal interactions, ecological networks, ecosystem services, and agronomy.


Leonardo Galetto

Ecologist (National University of Cordoba)

Leonardo works on socio-agroecosystems, with a focused on functional ecology and the interaction between biodiversity and crop production.


Natacha Chacoff

Pollination Ecologist (Instituto de Ecología Regional UNT-CONICET)

Natacha works on crop pollination and the role of biodiversity, landscape management and configuration on the delivery of pollination services.


Ben Woodcock

Ecological Entomologist (UKCEH)

Ben works on ecosystem service delivery and mechanisms of co-existence in invertebrate communities and trade-offs between plant and invertebrates communities.


Analí Bustos

Conservation Ecologist (University of Buenos Aires)

Analí works on ecosystem restoration, plant-pollinator interactions and science outreach


Mauricio Nuñez Regueiro

Landscape Ecologist (The Nature Conservancy – Catholic University of Salta)

Mauricio is interested in understanding tradeoffs between biodiversity conservation food production systems, mainly cattle ranching, as well as creating strategies to restore functional native ecosystems.


Claire Carvell

Pollination Ecologist (UKCEH)

Claire works on the ecology, monitoring and conservation of wild bees and other insect pollinators to inform management of agro-ecosystems and enhance invertebrate biodiversity.


France Gerard

Earth Observation Scientist (UKCEH)

France works on the development of remotely sensed-derived data to validate models and inform conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.


Nestor Ignacio Gasparri

Ecologist (Instituto de Ecología Regional UNT-CONICET)


Andrés F. Ramírez-Mejía

Ecologist (PhD fellow at Instituto de Ecología Regional UNT-CONICET)

Andrés is mainly involved in studying pollination ecology in agricultural systems, and the role of spatial patterns regulating pollination service and crop production.


Grecia Stefanía de Groot

Ecologist (PhD fellow at Universidad Nacional del Comahue - CONICET)

Grecia works on honeybee ecology, with emphasis on resources availability in landscapes with different land uses, and its impact on health and performance of managed hives. Beekeeper.


Silvio E. Castillo

Pollination Biologist (PhD student at Instituto de Ecologia Regional UNT-CONICET)

Silvio is studying plant-pollinator interactions in agroecosystems and the role of landscape composition and configuration in the provision of pollination services.


Alba Gomez Segura

Ecological Data Scientist (UKCEH)

Alba is interested in understanding biodiversity and how new technologies can assist environmental science. Her work focuses on applying and developing computer vision algorithms for insects monitoring and identification and compare the results with traditional surveys.


Dan Morton

Ecological Remote Sensing Scientist (UKCEH)

Dan works on the production and the analysis of large scale satellite derived datasets to improve our capability to monitor and measure the impact of land use change on biodiversity.


Louise Barwell

Ecological Modeller (UKCEH)


Tom August

Computational Ecologist (UKCEH)

Tom explores how new technologies can support research into the natural environment, and nurture people's curiosity about nature. Tom's current focus is on how computer vision can help global-scale, systematic, monitoring of insects.


Simon Teagle

Technical Project Manager (UKCEH)

Simon helps develop novel sensors and instruments for the science community at UKCEH.


Katie B.

Biodiversity Science Area Coordinator (UKCEH)

Katie works within the Biodiversity Science Area at UKCEH to provide programme coordination and management assistance for projects and logistics. Katie's background is in climate change and environmental sciences.


Defra Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate (GCBC) fast track research scheme, via UKRI [Grant no. 2022GCBCSABIOMA]