Professional summary

Research Interests

I am an environmental scientist with a background in wetland hydrology and soil/sediment biogeochemistry. My work currently focuses on a landscape approach to understand condition and ecosystem services of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the organisms they support. I utilise land use maps, hydrological models, and global climate model projections to assess climate change impacts on biota, and provide a quantitative framework to guide land restoration and management. At CEH, I am responsible for reporting land use and land use change and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions for the UK’s annual GHG inventory. This inventory is required under the UK Climate Change Act and the Kyoto Protocol of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. I am currently working on assessing the sources and sinks of GHGs from wetlands (e.g., peatlands and blue carbon) for reporting in the GHG inventory.

Brief CV

2018 - Present. Ecosystem and GHG Scientist, Emission, Sources, Sinks and Solutions group, CEH Edinburgh. Assist with greenhouse gas inventory (e.g. projections, model compilation); Contribute to reporting of wetland GHG emissions.

2016 - Present. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii. USGS funded project assessing the impact of future climate on Hawaii's aquatic ecosystems. I was responsible for a streamflow trend analyses across the state of Hawai‘i and development of hydrological models, perturbed with downscaled global climate model projections. 

2007 - 2013. Teaching Assistant (part-time), Department of Geography, UCL. During my Ph.D. I taught research design in seminars to 2nd years, was a personal tutor for 1st year students, and assisted physical geography field courses.

2007 - 2013. Research Associate (part-time), Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska. Analysis and modelling of the impact of ice-road construction on water chemistry and fish habitats in the Arctic. Climate change assessment of water resources in the Arctic.

2004 - 2006. Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska. Measurment of gas and water samples from wells, springs, thermokarsts, streams, and rivers in the CPCRW and Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research stations.

Qualifications

Ph.D. Geography. University College London (UCL), 2016. 'Hydroecological monitoring and modelling of river-floodplain restoration in a UK lowland river meadow'. Part-time.   

M.Sc. Biology & Wildlife. GPA 3.8 (out of 4.0). University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007. 'Surface-subsurface hydrologic exchange and nitrogen dynamics in the hyporheic zone of the Tanana River in interior Alaska'.

B.Sc. Environmental Science (2.ihons). University of Sussex, 2003. 'Atomic absorption spectrometry analysis of lead, arsenic and zinc contamination in soils at Fox Mill Gold Processing Facility, Alaska'.