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.
I am an invasive plant ecologist, interested in using a functional trait approach looking at plant invasions, across the whole naturalised-invasion continuum. I am also interested in the level of plasticity of these functional traits in relation to environmental change pressures and how it relates to species’ population dynamics.