I am interested in using palaeo-data to understand past landscapes and ecosystem processes, and specifically in applying an understanding of Scots pine growth during the Holocene to establish which regions were more resilient or vulnerable to decline, and the future of woodland dynamics in a changing climate.
Prior to my current PhD studies, I completed an MRes in Applied Ecology and Conservation (2019-2021), at the University of Liverpool; researching the dendroecology of scattered trees in agricultural landscapes. Before this, I completed a BSc in Geography at the University of Liverpool (2016-2019); which culminated in a focus on ecology and biogeography, and a dissertation researching woodland soils in Scotland and England.
Active research projects:
‘Using palaeo-data to inform Scots pine woodland management for climate change resilience’