I Am a PhD student based in Scotland but funded by Warwick University. I study the way in which bacteria colonise roots through advanced imaging and spatial modelling. I also use my image analysis and coding skills to conduct data analysis from marine and terrestrial conservation charities. My mission in life is to help preserve all the other species which call this planet home. Writing and science communication is a large part of how I intend to do that. I also have an MSc in plant and fungal taxonomy from Kew Gardens and a BSc in plant science from Trinity College Dublin.
At the start of the first lockdown, I wanted to see if I could apply the tools and skills I've developed for modelling processes on the micro scale to landscapes. I had a few contacts working with MWSRP, a whale shark charity in the Maldives, and they were looking for someone to help out with data analysis, so I got involved. Since then, I've also been involved with other NGOs, developing a pipeline for the remote sensing of trends in forest recovery in Peru and tracking the illegal sale of Pangolins across Africa.