Dr Cai Ladd

Research Officer

Contact info

I am a NERC post-doctoral researcher on the C-SIDE project. My research focuses on the interaction between organisms and the physical environment that are responsible for shaping landscapes. My current research project with C-SIDE aims to quantify vertical carbon accretion rates in UK saltmarshes and to determine the responsible drivers in the context of coastal and climate change. My research history includes:

  1. Identifying the patterns and drivers of saltmarsh erosion/expansion in estuaries.
  2. Reviewing climate change threats and potential mitigation strategies for UK saltmarsh management.
  3. Understanding the interaction between plant growth and soil properties that determine soil erosion rates in saltmarshes.

My role in C-SIDE is to synthesise existing data on saltmarsh carbon stock across the UK, identify predictors of soil carbon stock, and link key predictors with national datasets to estimate total carbon stocks across UK marshes.

E-mail: c.ladd@bangor.ac.uk

  1. Published

    Soil stabilization linked to plant diversity and environmental context in coastal wetlands

    Ford, H., Garbutt, A., Ladd, C., Malarkey, J. & Skov, M. W., Mar 2016, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 27, 2, p. 259-268

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Published

    Large-scale predictions of salt-marsh carbon stock based on simple observations of plant community and soil type

    Ford, H., Garbutt, A., Duggan-Edwards, M., Pages, J. F., Harvey, R., Ladd, C. & Skov, M. W., 25 Jan 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 2, p. 425 436 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Climate change and marine conservation: Saltmarsh

    Ladd, C., Skov, M., Lewis, H. & Leegwater, E., 1 Oct 2018, MCCIP. 8 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  4. E-pub ahead of print

    Sediment supply explains long-term and large-scale patterns in saltmarsh lateral expansion and erosion

    Ladd, C. J. T., Duggan Edwards, M. F., Bouma, T. J., Pages, J. F. & Skov, M. W., 9 Oct 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle