Freddie Draper is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow, working jointly between the Asner Lab and the University of Leeds. He is a tropical forest ecologist, broadly interested in the ecology of tropical tree communities in a changing climate. Before joining the Asner Lab in 2016, Freddie earned a BSc in Ecology (1 st class) from the University of Aberdeen (2011), and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Leeds (2016). His doctoral research focussed on carbon and floristic dynamics in tropical peatland forests in lowland Amazonia. He continues to investigate dynamics of biodiversity in Amazonian forests by integrating remotely sensed data with floristic inventory data at landscape to regional scales. He is particularly interested in how dominance and rarity in Amazonian tree communities structures taxonomic and functional diversity across environmental gradients.