Professional summary

Research Interests

I am a soil biogeochemist and my work focusses on understanding the impact of land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil health and fertility. Towards this end, I am interested in interdisciplinary research encompassing experimental, process-based and statistical modelling, and participatory methods that aim to assess how agroecosystems can be transformed to be more sustainable and resilient to climate change.

I have experience in measurements of soil GHG emissions (above- and below-ground), use of stable carbon isotopes approaches to investigate plant-soil-microbe interactions, process-based and geo-statistical models, participatory decision support tools for trade-off and synergy analysis in agriculture, and multi-criteria decision-making analysis.

Brief CV

CEH Bangor (2022-present)

Research-fellow, University of Aberdeen (2010-2022)

Research assistant and PhD student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2003-2009)


MSc Forestry and Environmental Science, Universita` di Firenze (Italy), 2002.

PhD Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 2010.

Work experience



Panels, committees and memberships

Member of the Royal Society of Biology (n. P0136827)