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Lecturer in Plant Ecology, National University of Ireland Galway

I am a plant ecologist and palaeoecologist with interests that span the present day to the Mesozoic. My particular interests include plant–atmosphere interactions, invasive plant ecology; fossil plant taphonomy, mass extinctions,and Anthropocene ecology. My current work focuses on the development of plant-based proxies to improve interpretations of plant responses to past environmental change and investigating plant functional traits that lead to success across environmental upheaval events in both the fossil record and present day.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Plant Ecology, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • 2013–2019
    Lecturer in Ecology and Global Change, University of Leeds


  • 2012 
    University College Dublin, PhD