I am a Lake Ecosystem Modeller based at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster. My role is to examine various aspects of phytoplankton community assembly, including species succession, the effects of disturbance events, climate change impacts and lake restoration. To assist in this task, I use the PROTECH (Phytoplankton RespOnses To Environmental CHange) model, which simulates the growth of multiple algal species in lakes and reservoirs. I have being working with the model for over 15 years and have published over 60 papers (h-index 24, >1700 citations) .
1993-1997 : University of Stirling (BSc Biology (hons), 2:1)
1997-2000 : Napier University (PhD)
2000-present : Lake Ecosystem Modeller (CEH)