I’m a research scientist in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, part of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. I am currently undertaking a secondment to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), for two days each week, working in the Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy (SICE) Directorate.
The aim of my research is to better understand how trees and forests affect the climate and air quality. I’m particularly interested in the role of vegetation in altering atmospheric composition.
Currently I’m working on the EU Horizon 2020 CRESCENDO project which aims to improve and evaluate the latest generation of climate models. My role in the project is to explore the way these models represent natural particles, and their interaction with human-made pollution.
Working with colleagues from across the University of Leeds and the United Bank of Carbon, I established the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) centre. LEAF aims to bring together staff and students with an interest in forest related research from different faculties across the University. LEAF also works with a number of external partners on collaborative projects such as BBC Terrific Scientific and i-Tree Leeds.
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