KITE, University of York
My research and teaching interests focus on the theme of vegetation dynamics and ecosystem change. In particular, I use palaeoecology, vegetation modelling, archaeological, biogeographical and ecological data to determine the role of past events in shaping the present day composition and distribution of tropical vegetation. I am a member of the Scientific Leadership Council for the Mountain Research Initiative; a multidisciplinary scientific organization that addresses global change issues in mountain regions around the world through concerted efforts, diverse communication formats and various networking events. I sit on the World University Network ‘Global Africa Group’ this combine expertise from across the WUN network to enhance the opportunities, build research collaborations, innovations and impact in support of Africa’s development agenda.