Professional summary

Research Interests

I'm interested in making the predictions from our ecosystem models and data more robust and increasing their utility through quantifying uncertainty. This has mainly been through applying Bayesian techniques to process-based ecological models to quantify model parameter uncertainty given the evidence or data. More recent work has focussed on how to apply Bayesian techniques to quantify uncertainty in the structural representation of ecological systems in our models.

Brief CV

  • 1997 - 2003: Higher Scientific Officer – Numerical Weather Prediction, Met Office, Bracknell, Berkshire.
  • 2003 - present: Ecosystem Modeller, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh


  • BSc, Mathematics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, St Andrews University
  • PhD, Dept of Meteorology, University of Reading