For my Masters I am investigating the role of soil biota in plant invasions in the UK. Currently I am working on Himalayan Balsam and its colonisation of areas around Durham. I aim to identify why Himalayan Balsam has become such an aggressive invader in Durham and I hope to apply some of my findings to habitat restoration and conservation of native plant species.
I am also passionate about wider issues in conservation, especially advocating its education and communication to wider society and its influence on public policy.
Position: MScR Student in the Department of Biosciences
Supervised by: Dr Wayne Dawson, Dr Stephen Willis
Membership: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Research (BEER) Centre
Contact Details: Department of Biosciences
Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE
2016 - Present MScR Biological Sciences, Durham University
2013 - 2016 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, Durham University