Dr Natalie Butt is a Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Queensland.
Nathalie’s research focusses on the interaction between biodiversity and climate/climate change. This includes how plant/forest distributions and phenology are determined by climate, and how land cover change (such as deforestation or land clearing) affects local and regional climate through changes to radiation budgets and hydrology.
She was previously a Research Director at Earthwatch's Regional Climate Centre in Oxford, UK, which involved citizen scientists in the collection of ecological monitoring data. She was the Research Coordinator for Wytham Woods long term forest monitoring plot, part of the CTFS network, which she established in 2008.
She gained her doctorate from Oxford University in 2009, funded by the UK's National Environmental Research Council. Her thesis research focussed on Amazonian lowland forests.