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My research focuses on plants, their role in human society and the climate and biodiversity crises. I publish scientific papers in international journals and provide policy-relevant briefings to governments. My core scientific expertise lies in plant life cycle science (phenology), tropical forest ecosystems, climate impacts on plants and the role of plants in urban resilience and climate adaptation.


  • 2020–present
    Scientist, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral research associate, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Stirling
  • 2010–2012
    Research scientist, University of Oxford


  • 2018 
    University of Stirling, Ph.D. Environmental Science
  • 2013 
    Imperial College London, M.Sc. Conservation Science
  • 2010 
    University of Oxford, B.A. (hons) Biological Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • British Ecological Society