I work within the Cairngorms Connect Partnership area (across RSPB Abernethy and Insh Marshes and alongside FLS, Nature Scot and Wildland Ltd.), monitoring species and ecosystem functions to track the restoration journey of the project.
My work is largely field based and has a focus on using saproxylic (deadwood) beetles as indicators of ecosystem function and habitat quality in deadwood creation and plantation restructuring projects and moths as species to indicate diversity across different stages of restoration.
I am also working on conservation solutions for vulnerable species including twinflower and montane willows and lead a twinflower re-introduction project across Abernethy and Glenmore Forests in autumn 2020.
Having recently completed an internship at RSPB Abernethy in 2019, I am keen to help other early career conservationists develop.
Partners and Collaboration
- Dr Andy Scobie, NatureScot
Cairngorms Connect, Glenmore Forest Visitors Centre, Aviemore, PH22 IQU