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My research focuses on the impacts of global change and land-use change on terrestrial ecosystems; specifically carbon and nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration. I also conduct applied research focused on the effects and interactions of climate change and mitigation measures (renewable energy and biochar) on biogeochemical cycling. I hold a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship for Terrestrial Bioenergy aimed at maximising the impact of CEH and NERC bioenergy research
Current project include:
NERC Soil Security grant UGRASS: Understanding and enhancing soil ecosystem services and resilience in UK grass and croplands (collaborators including Imperial College, Rothamsted, Aberdeen University)
EPSRC Supergen Challenge II grant: Measurement and Analysis of bioenergy greenhouse gases: Integrating GHGs into LCAs and the UK Bioenergy Value Chain Modelling Environment (MAGLUE) - Collaborating with Southampton, Imperial College, IBERS-Aberystwyth, Aberdeen and Forest Research
ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0001-8824-471X
2013-present: Ecologist (Band 5), Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Lancaster.
2001-2013: Ecologist (Band 6), Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster.
1998-2001: NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship: "Biochemical biomarkers of heavy metal stress in plants"
PhD in Ecology, University of Leeds and Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, 1997
"Effects of heavy metal pollution on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and its ectomycorrhizal symbionts".
BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, Liverpool John Moores University, 1994.
Member of British Ecological Society