I am interested in forestry, land use and environmental complexity - including the relationship of land use with today's complex social, political and economical demands.
At Bangor university I have the opportunity to deepen my understanding of and contribute to the research on these land use issues, with a PhD studentship funded by the Sir William Roberts Centre for Sustainable Land Use. The current title of my PhD project is 'Emerging opportunities for native woodland expansion in Britain's crowded future landscapes'.
So far, I have researched the drivers and legacies of British forestry history in the last 100 years (1919-2019), both in terms of historical accounts and by investigating archives of planting data over the course of the century. I am now working on the role of natural colonisation of trees on previously non-wooded land in the uplants in creating our future British woodlands, by using a case study in Wales (Carneddau).
My PhD work at Bangor university feeds into my passion for applied complexity thinking and innovation. I am a freelance manager for ambitious interdisciplinary projects, and I am exploring potential applications of my knowledge in environmental and data science for business and software development.
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