I am a Lecturer in Woodland Management and member of the Forestry@Bangor teaching team. I am module organiser for the Woodland Conservation (DXX-2025) and Forestry Study Tour (DXX-2016) and assist with Forestry in the 21st Century (DXX-1003). My background was in arboriculture and horticulture. I moved to North Wales in 2011 to begin my forestry journey completing a BSc degree in Forestry. I then worked breifly for UKCEH before commencing a PhD in 2016 investigatng the role of plant microbe symbiosis on belowground cycling on carbon in temperate forests, particularly mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. My research interests include forest mycology, susyainable tree nursery production and heritage apples and orchards. I am also the Woodland Manager of Llyn Parc Mawr Community Woodland, part of Newborough Forest, Anglesey's largest woodland.