MRes Ecosystem and Environmental Change, Distinction, Imperial College London (2016-2017) Supervisors: Prof. Colin Prentice, Dr Henry Ford
Thesis title: “Which traits determine the success of plant invaders? A multivariate analysis of the flora of the United Kingdom”. This involved the extensive use of the UK Ecoflora plant trait database and UK climate data to create trait profiles of invasive species and current and predicted species range maps under climate change.
BSc Environmental Sciences, First Class Honours, Oxford Brookes University (2012-2015) Supervisor: Dr Andrew Lack
Thesis title: “An assessment of the distribution of lupins (Lupinus nootkatenis) and the effect on native flora in Thorsmork, southern Iceland”. The project included a month of fieldwork in southern Iceland doing botanical surveys in habitats dominated by lupins and those without lupins.
Prizes and awards
Oxfordshire Community Scholarship (2012-2015)
Dan Hemingway (Art) Prize for Creativity (2010)
I have a range of practical field experience in tropical, temperate and sub-arctic ecosystems:
Plant diversity comparisons in several types of banana production systems in Costa Rica (2018)
Field work assistant in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, I assisted with tree identification, caiman, small mammals, bats, otters and macaw surveys (2018)
Fieldwork on lupins in Iceland for my BSc project (2014)
Great crested newt surveys in Oxfordshire (2014)
Terrestrial and freshwater macro invertebrate studies in Cevennes National Park, France (2013)
Work experience and outreach
Since December 2017, I have been a data analyst at the Ecoflora plant trait database. I am also the project coordinator for the documentary film project ‘Bananageddon’, which looks at the socio-political and environmental issues of banana production. At the start of 2018, I founded the Human Nature Stories Project, which examines people’s connection to nature through a series of photographed interviews with members of the public.