UK Future Treescapes Knowledge Exchange Fellowship 2023 (NERC/DEFRA). A project identifying surviving large wych elm (Ulmus glabra) across Scotland and will run a microsatellite DNA analysis between the surviving population and those susceptible to Dutch elm disease. A children’s book will be written and produced from the research and story of the elm’s struggle to survive.

Saving Scotland’s most threatened species 2022-2025, Nature Restoration Fund (NatureScot). A project focussing on restoration of rare Scottish trees, plants and bryophytes propagating and translocating species into new habitats.

STAND, a Future of UK Treescapes project 2022-2024, led by the RSPB in collaboration with Cardiff University and UHI (UKRI – NERC, ESRC and AHRC). STAND seeks solutions to how landscape-scale treescape expansion can be designed and governed across scales to achieve the best outcomes for people and nature.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership, National Trust for Scotland 2023-2024 (Innovate UK). Developing a low-power, non-invasive deer deterrent to protect upland woodland regeneration.

Previous Projects

Finding Forestry – Creating a space that enables growth, communication and connection for the forestry sector in the UK (Climate Nature Fund, 2022).

Efficiencies in data use and maturity of forest operational data to improve decision-making and marketing outcomes. Knowledge Exchange partnership with Tilhill, PI Supervisor (Innovate UK, 2020-2022).

CLIMO: Climate-smart Forestry in Mountain Regions (EU COST Action, 2017-2021).

FOBIA: Forest Business Innovation and Advancement (EU Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, 2017-2020).

AMBER: Adaptation Management of Barriers in European Rivers (EU Horizon 2020, 2017-2020).

Developing alternative treatments for Hylobius abietis (pine weevil) for the UK forestry sector (UK Innovation Challenge, 2019).

Elm in the Highlands: Current status and potential management responses to Dutch elm disease (Forestry Commission Scotland, 2016).