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 spaces for native woodland growth 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 science communication. I am continuously educating myself on these topics to become a versatile environmental complexity researcher and practitioner.
I am also very passionate about the private sector side of things, where I work as a freelance project manager in start-ups and other innovative projects, as well as using my communication skills to explore ways in which we can explain complex scientific (and other) concepts to a variety of audiences. You can see more on that on my website.
I want to use my education and skills to help create new knowledge as well use and disperse that knowledge in a form tailored to its recipients, be it fellow scientists, policy makers, practitioners, local councils, interested laypersons or the next generations.
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