Yuki Fujita PhD

Yuki Fujita PhD

  • Scientific researcher

Yuki Fujita is a researcher in vegetation-soil interaction, biodiversity conservation, and modelling organic substances and nutrients in soil. She did her PhD on the impact of the nutrient stoichiometry of nitrogen and phosphorus on the biodiversity of grasslands. She has worked as a scientific researcher at KWR since 2010. There, among other things she worked on the improvement of the CENTURY soil model and the PROBE vegetation forecasting model within the Knowledge for Climate Research Programme, the development of a dynamic model for ecosystem services, and a process-based research on soil and vegetation of dune grasslands. Yuki mainly researches the effects of management (mowing, movement between grasslands, small-scale sand drifts) and changes to the environment (climate changes and atmospheric nitrogen deposition) on ecosystems. She specialises in quantitative analysis and modelling complex (eco)systems, e.g. with multivariate statistical analysis (with a spatial component), process-based modelling, model scenario studies, data mining and meta-analysis. Yuki works with tools such as R, Python and GIS. She also has experience with Fortran and Matlab. Her wide range of interests enables her to easily shift between fields and the use of her quantitative expertise is not limited to ecological issues.