Professional summary

Research Interests

My work focusses on greenhouse gas fluxes from ecosystems, anthropogenic emissions, and the effects of land use change. I have experience in plant physiology, micrometeorology, and modelling.  I am interested in developing the measurement methodologies, and data analysis methods, and upscaling techniques.  Recently I have been applying Bayesian methods to these problems.

I have developed software tools for applying these methods. These are publicly-available as R packages which can be installed from github.

RCflux is an R package for calculating gas fluxes from data collected using closed chambers, with appropriate confidence intervals.
KMfootprint is an R package for applying the Kormann & Meixner model of the flux footprint of eddy covariance measurements.
ukghg is an R package which provides spatial and temporal down-scaling of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from the UK.

Brief CV

Post-doc, University of Edinburgh, 1995-199
Forest Research, Roslin, 1998-1999
CEH Edinburgh (1999-present)


BSc Ecology, University of Edinburgh 1990
PhD Ecophysiology, University of Edinburgh 1995