Carolina Natel de Moura

Postdoctoral Researcher

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

Carolina Natel de Moura joined the Global Land Ecosystem Modelling group at KIT as an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2022. Since January 2024, she is a KIT YIG Prep Pro Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests lie in addressing the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems by using machine learning (ML). She has been developing an ML emulator of a state-of-the-art ecosystem model (LPJ-GUESS) to accelerate simulations of global forest carbon stocks and fluxes under climate change. She completed her Ph.D. studies at the Federal University of Parana (Brazil) in 2021. During her PhD, she was awarded a Swiss Excellence Scholarship as a guest student at the University of Zurich, where she applied both conceptual (bucket-type model) and deep learning methods to hydrological modelling under changing climate conditions.