I am a plant ecologist with a great interest in how people modify biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, both negatively and positively. I use plant traits as a tool to understand this relationship. I have experience in conducting large quantitative syntheses of secondary data as well as collecting data in the field.

Currently, I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Biodiversa+-funded DiviN-P project, which aims to understand the vulnerability of herbaceous ecosystems to nutrient enrichment, climate change and invasive species. In this role, I'm mainly responsible for the compilation and analysis of a large-scale dataset of field observations on species composition and nutrient status of herbaceous ecosystems. 

During my PhD at the University of Nottingham, I worked on the application of the trait-based approach in palaeoecology, aiming to understand how people shape the trait composition of plants on timescales from centuries to millennia. Part of my PhD was also related to the iDiv working group sTeTra.

I have a great interest in open and reproducible science and am always looking for ways to make my work more transparent. Lastly, I like learning about novel ways of data analysis in ecology. 

Fieldwork in the Cairngorms, Scotland