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Dr Richa Marwaha

Richa is a Post-Doctoral researcher under the supervision of Dr Matthew Saunders (Botany Department) studying the C/GHG dynamics of peatlands using Earth Observation techniques and vegetation communities mapping. She is working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team for Terrain-ai project ( She has strong background in remote sensing and GIS.

Her research interests are in habitat mapping using GIS and remote sensing techniques, change detection, upscaling of GHG emissions using satellite data, peatland rehabilitation, machine learning and deep learning for land cover and land use mapping, biomass estimation.

She is a co-editor of EcoEvo blog for School of Natural Sciences ( and a committee member of PEAT ECR Action Team ( She was also the co-organiser of the 11th edition of the TCD Botany-Zoology Postgraduate Research Symposium (

She received her Doctoral Degree from the University college Cork and Teagasc (Ashtown) in 2022 where she worked on a machine-learning model to estimate grass growth rate using Sentinel-2.

She was a member of a winning Teagasc Team from Ireland where they won 1st prize for Farming by Satellite competition in 2018 (European GNSS Agency initiative).

Twitter account: @richa_marwaha