My role requires the handling, visualisation and analysis of spatial data through the use of GIS to answer ecological questions. I have experience of creating maps of local land-cover from digitised field surveys, historical sources and aerial photo data. I also undertake ecological fieldwork which includes working with pollinators, soil sampling and conducting vegetation surveys, particularly in calcareous grassland and heathland. My research interests include:
- The use of spatial techniques to identify long term changes in habitat types
- Using spatial data and modelling to understand ecosytem services
- Examining threats and the potential for restoration in various types of habitat
- 2014 - Present: RA Spatial Ecologist, CEH Wallingford
- 2013: Research Assistant - Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust - Responsible for collecting survival and habitat data from 50 radio-tagged female pheasants for an estate in Norfolk, using radio-telemetry.
- 2012 - 2013: MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation, University of East Anglia - Dissertation investigating the potential impact of the common pheasant on the food web, by examining predation by red foxes.
- 2009 - 2012: BSc Environmental Science, University of Birmingham (First Class) - Dissertation examining the relationship between ozone and temperature in the UK.