I am a wetland scientist at CEH’s Bangor research site specialising in biogeochemical and ecological functioning of peat bog and salt marsh ecosystems.
I lead research into carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in restored and natural salt marshes and peatlands, delivering research to increase understanding and explore the effects of different land management practices and land use change on ecosystem functioning. I am also responsible for managing projects; developing quality assured data management tools; and analysing and interpreting data for peer-review publication and contract reporting.
I also currently manage the field survey for the Welsh Government funded Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP) that aims to assess their sustainable land management scheme, Glastir.
2007-present - Wetland Biogeochemist, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor
2006-2007 - Hydrometry Field Monitoring and Data Officer, Environment Agency Wales
2006 - MSc (distinction) Marine Environmental Protection, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University
2002 - BSc Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of Wales, Aberystwyth