I am interested in challenges associated with sustainable land-use and especially how we will meet future demands for food, fibre and fuel whilst protecting the natural environment. My research to date has focused on the impacts of land use change to bioenergy cropping on biodiversity, soil carbon and ecosystem processes.
Supergen Bioenergy Hub, Topic Representative: The Supergen Bioenergy Hub brings together researcher in the field of bioenergy to develop sustainable biomass systems that support the UK's transition to an affordable, resilient, low-carbon energy future. http://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/
MAGLUE: Measurement and Analysis of bioenergy greenhouse gases: Integrating GHGs into LCAs and the UK Bioenergy Value Chain Modelling Environment. Collaborating with Southampton, Imperial College, IBERS-Aberystwyth, Aberdeen and Forest Research. EPSRC Supergen Bioenergy Challenge II. http://www.maglue.ac.uk/and I have expertise on life cycle analysis.
SUNRISE: Sustainable Use of Natural Resources to Improve Human Health and Support Economic Development. Collaborating with Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia on sustainable agroforestry systems
2011 - Present : CEH Band 6 Terrestrial Ecologist
2010 - 2011: Researcher. Edinburgh University, Carbo-Biocrop project.
2006 - 2010: PhD. Southampton University. 2000-2006: Bsc Open University
PhD Southampton University: Implication for biodiversity of the delopment of commercail scale short rotation willow coppice BSc (Hons) Open University