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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group

Forest Ecology and Conservation


Research Overview

E-Ping Rau is a Research Associate in the Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits (4C). His background is in tropical forest ecology: from 2014 to 2016, he has worked as a research assistant, participating in fieldwork in forest inventory plots in Taiwan and analysing forest inventory and functional trait data to investigate forest community dynamics and diversity patterns. E-Ping completed his PhD at University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, using an individual-based model of forest dynamics to investigate the long-term effects of wind disturbance-induced treefalls on the structure and functioning of a cyclone-prone subtropical forest.
In 4C, E-Ping will conduct research on quantifying and predicting tropical forest disturbance levels, in particular in the context of assessing carbon permanence in REDD+ projects, using remote sensing data tracking forest cover changes in tropical moist forests and modelling factors driving forest degradation.


Previous Positions

  • Oct 2014 - Jul 2016, Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan.



  • Oct 2018 - Jan 2022, PhD, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
  • Oct 2016 - Jul 2018, Master, PhD, University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.


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Postdoctoral Research Associate
E-Ping Rau

Contact Details

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David Attenborough Building
Pembroke Street
01223 331300