PhD Researcher in Environmental Science, King's College London

I am a conservation scientist with a background in biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use. In my PhD I'm investigating the impact of land cover change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the ASALs of East Africa, and also investigating the use of bioacoustic monitoring and soundscape ecology to assess biological diversity over large spatial and temporal scales. My research interests are diverse; Before I joined the London NERC Doctoral Training Programme I studied and worked in conservation in both the UK and further afield - from restoring peat bogs in Cumbria, radio-tracking Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) through to studying the role of earthworms in nutrient retention in tropical rainforests of Borneo. I also have an interest in wildlife sound recording and worked as a broadcast journalist for a number of years before moving into conservation sector.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Researcher in Ecology, UCL

Education

  • 2013 
    Imperial College London , MSc Conservation Science
  • 2010 
    University of Salford, BSc (Hons) Wildlife & Practical Conservation
  • 1998 
    Royal Holloway, University of London , BA (Hons) European Studies

Publications

  • 2012
    Journal of Tropical Ecology, The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study