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- Understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change in lakes. I am interested in both the short-term dynamics and long-term patterns of change seen in lakes. I contribute to work on the CEH Cumbrian Lakes long-term monitoring programme and UKLEON automatic monitoring buoy network investigating linkages between physical, chemical and biological components of the lake ecosystem. In particular, I am interested in the role of mixing processes on biogeochemical cycles and their consequences for plankton communities. I am also part of the DOMAINE project, looking at the role of organic nutrients in supporting algal growth in rivers.
- Spatial and temporal dynamics of lake plankton communities. I am interested in how and why plankton communities change across the lake surface, through the water column and over time. I am involved in a UK assessment of the drivers phenological change in a range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats and am also contributing to the spatial analysis of phytoplankton communities in the GLOBOLAKES project.
- Responses of lake ecosystems to restoration. Dealing with the legacy of nutrient enrichment has led to the development of a range of tools for restoring lake ecosystems. I am interested in the efficacy and impact that these measures have on lake ecosystems.
- 2016 to present: Freshwater nutrient ecologist at CEH Lancaster
- 2013 to 2016: Research Associate Freshwater Ecology at CEH Lancaster
- 2011 to 2013: PDRA at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
- 2007 to 2011: Doctorial student jointly supervised by Lancaster University and CEH Lancaster
- 2011 PhD in Geography awarded by Lancaster University
- 2004 MSc Distinction in Transport Planning awarded by University of Leeds
- 2002 BSc (Hons) First class in Physical Geography awarded by Lancaster University
- Member of the Freshwater Biological Association
- Member of the British Ecological Society