Interests and expertise
My research involves the development and application of environmental and climate models to report the impacts (positive or negative) of different land managements and greenhouse gas emission pathways. As part of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, I am particularly interested in linking carbon removal interventions with improved indicators of biodiversity and ecological functioning.
My background is broadly in ecology and agricultural sustainability. My undergraduate degree was in Natural Sciences (Plant Sciences / Ecology), and I have an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation. My PhD studied the evolution of herbicide resistance in agricultural weeds, and I have had previous postdoc positions exploring agricultural sustainability assessment and the contribution of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions to global warming.
Investigating the biodiversity, social and sustainable development outcomes of achieving net-zero in the UK
This project asks what are the environmental and wider consequences of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) methods, particularly those that are primarily land-based, in the UK, and how can GGR be scaled up w[...] Read more
Scaling-up nature-based solutions in the UK
There is an urgent need to develop realistic landscape-scale assessments of the implementation potentials of NbS that maximise potential synergies between climate change and biodiversity goals, manage[...] Read more