- Professor of Geospatial Information - University of Plymouth
My research broadly lies in environmental change over decadal to centennial time scales. In particular I study how societies influence and shape their surroundings, and apply this information to conservation and management of current and future environmental change. Understanding the past offers exciting insights into possible futures for people/environment relationships, and contributes to improved understanding of interactions in the whole earth system, including human disturbance of natural systems.
Much of my work is interdisciplinary, with strong links to archaeology, ecology and conservation management, and climate science.
Current funded projects focus on:
- estimating the role of past land use change on patterns of biodiversity
- the development of the cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean
- the role of land cover change in the climate system
- the role of historic disturbance on the ecology of upland peatland systems
- and I collaborate with the TERRANOVA International Training Network which focusses on past energy transitions and sustainable futures.