Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Dr. Ana Horta’s research focus on the development, implementation, and validation of new statistical, geostatistical and machine learning modelling algorithms and methodologies for geoscience, environmental and health projects. Her research strengths stem from 12 years’ experience working with applied research dealing with data analytics, spatiotemporal mapping, and uncertainty assessment. Given her multidisciplinary work, Ana is involved in national and international collaborations including modelling soil properties and its influence in the soil-water balance, using drone-based imagery for wildlife monitoring, modelling habitat fragmentation, and mapping access to food environments. Since finishing her PhD in 2011, Ana has published 20 peer-review papers and 5 book chapters. She has supervised and co-supervised nine Honours and two PhD students to completion.