Ecology, Forestry, Global change, Biogeography
2020 – Present, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Science, University of Stirling (United Kingdom)
2018 – 2020, Erasmus Mundus MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR), University of Padova (Italy)University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2013 – 2017, BSc (Hons) Ecology (First-class), University of Stirling
Active research projects:
Taking the escalator to extinction: Understanding the role of rapid forest expansion in driving hotspots of extinction risk for endemic species in Taiwan
Watts, S. H., Mardon, D. K., Mercer, C., Watson, D., Cole, H., Shaw, R. F., & Jump, A. S. (2022). Riding the elevator to extinction: Disjunct arctic-alpine plants of open habitats decline as their more competitive neighbours expand. Biological Conservation, 272, 109620.
Mercer, C., Comeau, V. M., Daniels, L. D., & Carrer, M. (2022). Contrasting impacts of climate warming on coastal old-growth tree species reveal an early warning of forest decline. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4, 222.