Stefanie is a wetland biogeochemist at UKCEH in Bangor working on carbon and ecological functioning in saltmarsh systems. As part of her role, Stefanie investigates greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes from saltmarshes of different ages and different plant communities. She has also been involved in setting up a saltmarsh research platform to measure the entire carbon budget of a saltmarsh – her role focuses on measuring and monitoring aquatic carbon. Stefanie's work supports the development of a Saltmarsh Code and the inclusion of saltmarshes into the UK’s GHG inventory.
Before joining UKCEH Stefanie was based in the Falkland Islands, where she managed a soil mapping project, which produced a soil classification map and mapped the Islands’ peat extent, carbon stocks, erosion extent and risk, as well as a range of chemical and physical soil properties. Upon completion, she moved to managing a wetlands project, which gathered baseline data for chemistry and biota from the Islands’ rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. Stefanie's roles in the Falklands covered the entire range of project management including fieldwork, lab work, administration, budgeting, collaboration with project partners and community outreach.
Stefanie's professional background reflects research interests in environmental monitoring of wetland ecosystems.
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