I am a wetland scientist specialising in the biogeochemical functioning of peatlands with particular interest in the impacts of land management. I have recently led a project for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water investigating the effects of blocking drainage ditches on drinking water quality in peatland catchments. I have worked with landowners and conservation groups developing and carrying out an EU Life funded project on peatland management in North Wales. I am responsible for data analysis with a particular focus on using GIS and R. I also carry out fieldwork, particularly water sampling, measuring gas exchange from peatlands and quantifying peat depth and extent. I am currently working on a project modelling peat depth and carbon stocks in Snowdonia.
2011-2014: Catchment Risk Scientist, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Research project investigating the effects of changing land use in reservoir catchments on water quality. 2010-2011: Data Analyst, CEH Wallingford Analysis of the outputs of hydrological models and investigating future change in drought and flood risk for the UK. 2009-2010: Field Technician, CEH Bangor Working on the effects of the interaction of ozone and drought on semi-natural grassland communities.
2010: PhD, The impacts of tropospheric ozone on plant vitality and carbon cycling in wetlands. Bangor University 2005: BSc Ecology (1st). Bangor University