My name is Vlada Stamenković and I am currently a postdoctoral SNSF fellow at the MIT’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences in the group of Sara Seager. I work from a biogeochemical and geodynamical perspective on the key factors that make Earth and other planets in our solar system and beyond habitable. Moreover, I am passionate about understanding how we can practically translate scientific knowledge to help our global society face the environmental challenges of the future.
I combine planetary science with biogeosciences on Earth in order to answer questions such as:
- How do we model the geophysical and environmental evolution of Earth and other planets?
- How do plate tectonics, volcanism, and biogeochemical cycles impact life and vice versa?
- What can we learn from Earth’s history? How stable is our environment? What is the Earth’s future?
- How does human society impact our planet’s habitability from a bio-geo-dynamical perspective?
- What local actions are required to guarantee a globally sustainable society?
- How can we use planetary sciences and Earth history to benefit the space societies of the future?
I am convinced that in order to fully understand the interior and habitability of any rocky planet, we must combine knowledge about Earth with models of exotic worlds in the solar system & beyond.