Water resources and temperature change
Nature based solutions
Since October 2017: PhD Degree, Evaluating nature based strategies in rural landscapes for managing low flows and stream temperatures, NERC and Chivas Brothers, University of Aberdeen, UK.
2016-2017: MSci Environmental Water Management, Cranfield University, UK.
2011-2014: BSc hons Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Active research projects:
Evaluating nature based strategies in rural landscapes for managing low flows and stream temperatures.
My research is focussed on better understanding catchment processes to determine potential opportunities for Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for water management. In particular, I am interested in the potential of employing different NBS to address increasing water temperatures and limited resources during low flows. Example NBS approaches include brash barriers and wetlands to increase infiltration, or tree planting to induce shading for temperature mitigation. This project will explore approaches to improve the long-term sustainability of the Distillery industry by increasing their resilience to change in the process and cooling water, particularly during periods of low flows. To address these aims, we use a combination of water quality, isotopic and hydrological monitoring and modelling approaches.