Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Engineering
ECOLOGICAL GENETICS & CONSERVATION
I am a NERC funded PhD student working in mangrove forests. I am looking at how increased nutrient loading and tree genetic diversity affect soil microbial communities and the implications for nutrient cycling. My fieldwork is conducted primarily in Florida in collaboration with Candy Feller at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Todd Osborne at the University of Florida and Donna Devlin at Texas A&M University.
I have previously worked as a contaminated land consultant in Australia and more recently as a research technician in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology looking at evolutionary barley genetic adaptations linked to the spread of agriculture across Europe.