I have recently finished work as a researcher on the ReCon Soil project, which was a 2 year EU funded project focused on creating reconstructed soils from waste and promoting sustainable use of soil in the construction industry. My role combined conducting research into the impact of soil stockpiling on soil carbon and other soil health indicators, with education and outreach involving construction industry partners. This role left me with a keen interest for conducting research which can be applied to change industry practice, government policy or legislation.
Prior to this I completed an MSc in Ecological restoration where my thesis focused on evaluating soil eDNA as an effective method for biomonitoring across broad landscape scales, the results of which have since been published.
I am very interested in raising awareness, through research and outreach, to promote the value of our landscapes and protect, enhance and expand biodiverse habitats. I believe we need to support ecosystems to become resilient in the face of an ever changing climate, and in doing so they will also provide the solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.