Emily is an ecologist, exploring the biodiversity and ecosystem function outcomes of nature-based solutions projects, with a particular focus on native woodland expansion in the UK. She is collaborating with Trees for Life, Highlands Rewilding, and The Carbon Community to explore above/below-ground biodiversity and ecosystem function responses to different woodland creation methods. Emily often explores trends in biodiversity/ecosystem function responses using data collection across natural gradients and within existing conservation projects, complemented by experimental work to investigate underlying mechanisms in more detail. She also has an interest in integrating effective ecological monitoring into conservation projects, co-developing a tool for selecting metrics to monitor biodiversity and soil health outcomes in nature-based solutions projects, as part of the Agile Initiative sprint “How do we scale up nature-based solutions in the UK?”.
Expanding native forest in Scotland: small-scale mechanisms, landscape-scale responses
Forest expansion is an increasing UK priority and Scotland, which was historically extensively forested, receives a significant proportion of this. Mature forest remnants in the Scottish Highlands sup[...] Read more