I am currently working on ecosystem-based climate change mitigation, through improved land management and conservation. I concentrate on arable agro-ecosystems and peatlands in the UK, Europe and Africa.
I am particularly concerned with the potential synergies between climate regulation ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation, both in protected areas and across land expected to provide multiple benefits to a burgeoning human population.
I have also investigated the effects of land management and agriculture on farmland birds, such as tree sparrow and skylark in the UK and sociable lapwing in Kazakhstan and Russia.
I am an experienced scientist with skills in both field work and scientific publication. Field skills include bird and habitat surveying, radio-telemetry, ringing (British Trust for Ornithology A permit holder and trainer).
I am skilled in data and information management and analysis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), scientific writing and publication and staff management.
Partners and Collaboration
- Prof Andrew Balmford, University of Cambridge
- Dr Kate Heppell, Queen Mary University London
- Prof Richard Pywell, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
- Annett Thiele, University of Greifswald