I work as a quantitative ecologist within the Land Use Group in the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. I started my research associate position there in March 2020, so far I am doing data analysis on a variety of ecological field surveys. This includes analysis of plant response to soil pH and atmospheric deposition across the UK as part of the UK-SCAPE project plus the soil microbial response to pasture farming systems.
My PhD was in soil ecology at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Bangor University. I looked at the relationships between soil structure, biodiversity and health - which is a fancy way of saying that I did a lot of disparate analyses! Most of this work was using data from the field survey within Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP) which surveyed sites across Wales for a wide variety of properties. I also looked at the impact of simulated climate change on microbial communities in an upland heathland site maintained by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
The main reason for building this website originally was to store copies of the tutorials I wrote for the R club I ran in Bangor. They’re currently stored under tutorials, and I hope someone finds them useful!
PhD Soil & Environmental Science, 2020
BA Natural Sciences, 2015
University of Cambridge
A project evaluating the agronomic and social impacts of the Pasture for Life (PfL) certified approach to grazing management.
A programme of environmental research undertaken by UKCEH in order to holistically evaluate the pressures facing UK ecosystems.
Microbial community change within a long term climate change experiment on Welsh heathland.