Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil

Lecture: Viewing shallow lakes from a landscape perspective

Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil is a professor in landscape limnology and co-director of the Data-intensive Landscape Limnology Laboratory at Michigan State University in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (USA). She has a dual PhD from the same institution in Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior (2004). Kendra co-established the discipline of landscape limnology and conducts big-data research on lakes to understand how global climate change and land use intensification affect lakes across regions and continents. She also pushes the boundaries of how to conduct limnology research by using data-intensive science, science of team science, and open science approaches, tools, and perspectives to answer complex scientific questions.