Lecturer in Environmental, Forest and Wood Sciences, Bangor University

Research interests:

Mechanisms of wood decay (biochemical)
Mycorrhizal fungi and molecular methods for identification
Basidiomycete fungi causing decay diseases in trees
Environmentally favourable (low environmental impact) methods of wood preservation,
e.g chemical modification, heat treatment, aspects of natural durability, intelligent design
Wood & lignocellulosic based composites
General mycology
Fungal polysaccharides and their uses
Breakdown of anthropogenic recalcitrant organics
Wood anatomy and its effect on wood properties, e.g. flow

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Environmental, Forest and Wood Sciences, Bangor University