Interest and Expertise
My research with the Nature-Based Solutions Initiative will focus on building code in multiple geographic information systems which can identify and map nature-based solutions across the United Kingdom. This work will help to examine nature-based solutions opportunities, natural capital and ecosystem services accounting, green infrastructure implementation, and climate adaption and mitigation. The result will be a set of maps which can define the landscape through these terms. I will be using a combination of vector files and newly developed raster files to map these availabilities and specialise in developing the code and working across GIS platforms which will create these open-source products for our partners.
I completed my MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford in 2022. My research focuses on nature-based solutions for pyro-ecological environments and the ecological effects of decentralized prescribed burning. I am also currently researching modelling social-ecological systems and cross-scale tipping point dynamics. Prior to my time in the United Kingdom, I spent time as a conservation fellow with Americorps in Butte, Montana mapping riparian areas and analysing land cover change and fire vulnerability. I have also continued my conservation work with the IUCN and Oceanic Society helping to develop and build a new open-source geodatabase of sea turtle biogeography that will help to redefine marine turtle conservation areas.
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
Nature-based solutions to address climate risks in the UK
We are investigating the potential of NbS to support climate change adaptation in the UK. In particular, we recently synthesized evidence on how NbS can address climate impacts, as identified by the t[...] Read more