Biological and Environmental Sciences staff directory

Staff contact details
Column one lists names, column two lists roles, column three provides email addresses
Name Role Email
Prof Kirsty Park Conservation Ecology
Prof Katharine Abernethy Tropical Ecology
Prof Nils Bunnefeld Conservation Science
Prof David Copplestone Environmental Radioactivity
Prof Alistair Jump Plant Ecology / Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences
Prof David Oliver Catchment Science
Prof Richard Quilliam Environmental Biology
Prof Jens-Arne Subke Terrestrial Ecosystems and Environment Change
Prof Matthew Tinsley Evolutionary Ecology
Prof Andrew Tyler Environmental Science
Prof Nigel Willby Aquatic Ecology
Prof Phil Wookey Ecosystem Science
Professorial Fellow
Prof Tim Whalley Cell Biology
Professors Emeritus
Prof Donald Davidson Soil Science
Prof Michael Thomas Tropical and Applied Geomorphology
Associate Professors
Dr Peter Hunter Earth Observation
Dr Armando Marino Earth Observation
Dr Sabine Matallana-Surget Applied Biological Sciences
Dr Evangelos Spyrakos Earth Observation
Senior Lecturers
Dr Clare Bird Molecular Cell Biology
Dr Tom Bradwell Quaternary Geologist
Dr Daniel Chapman Ecology Modelling
Dr Jennifer Dickie Energy Geography
Dr Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor Conservation Ecology
Dr Andre Gilburn Ecology
Dr Zarah Pattison Plant Sciences
Dr Heather Price Environmental Science & Geography
Dr Christian Schröder Environmental Science and Planetary Exploration
Dr Thiago Silva Environmental Informatics
Dr Eileen Tisdall Environmental Science
Dr Clare Wilson Soil Science
Dr Joanna Clarke Conservation & Environmental Management
Dr Anna Crawford Physical Geography
Dr Brad Duthie Environmental Modelling
Dr Verity Flower Remote Sensing
Dr Sarah Greenwood Global Change Biology
Dr Charlotte Hall Lecturer in Environmental Geography
Dr Ian Jones Environmental Sensing
Dr Alan Law Nature-Based Solutions
Dr Jenson Lim Applied Biological Sciences
Dr Martina Quaggiotto Environmental Management
Dr Tony Robertson Geographies of Public Health
Dr Carmen Rosa Medina-Carmona Soil Science
Dr Alastair Skeffington Environmental Genomics
Research Staff
Dr Ayorinde Akinbobola Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr Rebecca Boulton Research Fellow
Dr Edward Bower Research Fellow
Dr Laura Braunholtz UKRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mr Liam Dillon Research Assistant
Dr Andrew Dobson Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Ecological Modelling
Dr Garima Gupta Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr Lisa Harrison Forth-ERA Hydrodynamic Modeller
Dr Emily Hickinbotham Research Fellow
Dr Isla Hodgson Research Fellow
Mr Deryck Irving Senior Innovation Fellow (Hydro Nation)
Mr Dalin Jiang Research Fellow
Dr Kathryn Jeffery Researcher
Dr Isabel Jones Senior Research Fellow
Dr Chris Littleboy Research Fellow
Dr Rosie Mangan Post-doctoral Research Assistant
Dr Louis Mielke Research Fellow
Dr Peter Stewart Research Fellow
Dr Emily Waddell Research Fellow
Miss Jenny Abercrombie Student Experience Administrator
Dr Fiona Millar Programme Manager (Hydro Nation Chair)
Mrs Joan Turner Undergraduate Studies Officer
Miss Lynn MacGregor Student Experience Manager
Technical Support
Dr Allan Audsley GIS Technical Specialist
Mr Ronald Balfour Senior Technical Specialist (Stores/Procurement)
Dr Trevor Blackall Lead Technical Specialist (Biogeo)
Mr Matthew Blake  Senior Technical Specialist (Earth Observation)
Mrs Lorna English Senior Technical Specialist (Biogeo)
Mr Ian Fitzpatrick Assistant Technical Specialist (Stores)
Mrs Sylvia Hodgson Senior Technical Specialist
Mr Scott Jackson Senior Technical Specialist (IT) Scott Jackson
Ms Pauline Monteith Senior Technical Specialist
Mr Peter Smith Technical Specialist (Field Work)
Mr Ian Washbourne Senior Technical Specialist (Biogeo)
Mr James Weir Lead Technical Specialist (ITMEStores)
Research Students
Alexander Adams Ecosystem impacts of habitat engineering by reintroduced beavers, using ecoacoustics as a tool for biodiversity assessment
Ximena Aguilar Vega Unravelling carbon properties and fluxes in glaciomarine systems
Heather Anderson Reconciling scientific and non-scientific safe water realities: Case studies from the global North and global South
Daniel Atton Beckmann Using satellite remote sensing and automated in-situ sensors to monitor and predict cyanobacterial blooms in multiple lakes
Olivia Azevedo Above and belowground ecological linkages in temperate forest soils
Johnson Bailey Quad polarimetric analysis of icebergs
Hazel Blake Conserving World Heritage in climate change(d) futures: Mediating precipitation impacts through innovative soils-based solutions
Emily Bonsall Preservation of organic matter by reactive iron species on Mars relevant to Mars Sample Return
Ponsarut Boonchuay Agricultural management and the conservation of insectivorous bat biodiversity in Southern Thailand: a comparison of land-sparing and land-sharing strategies
Natalie Boyd Williams The role of toilet-linked anaerobic digestion in creating sustainable rural futures
David Bryan Integrated management of Scotland’s agricultural wetlands to deliver multiple benefits and minimise pollution swapping
Sydney Byrns The application of systems thinking approaches to governance of the water sector in sub-Saharan Africa
Kerry Campbell tbc
Chisha Chongo Mzyece Monitoring and modelling for early warning of microbial pollution events
Arianna Chiti tbc
Patrick Cook From farmland to wildland: an ecological journey
Anna Costley-Wood Raptor movement ecology and the influence of wind turbines: red kite, Milvus milvus, as a case study
Emilie Courtecuisse Fluorometry for Rapid Eutrophication Status and Cyanobacteria Assessment
Andre Dhungana Delivering food from forests: integrating understanding across trees, fungi and soils to raise speciality crops in forest plantations
Gavin Douglas Conservation Strategies for Archaeologically Excavated Structures in the North of Scotland in a Climate Change Future
Callum Dunleavy Can rewilding reverse freshwater biodiversity loss?
Alex Elsy How do liana and tree communities vary over secondary succession?
Ebenezer Essien Understanding the physiological wear- and- tear using and intersectionality lens
Adam Fell Navigating fragmented tropical landscapes; understanding how forest fragmentation affects frugivore behaviour
Francesc Ferrando Molina Development and optimisation of novel inoculants for grain legumes
Jodie Geldard Surge Forth: Understanding glacier dynamics where the Scottish Highlands meet the Lowlands
Megan Grace Exposure potential of rural versus urban inland waters for equitably improving population health and wellbeing
Mia Graham The evolution of pathogen defence in insect hosts: whitefly resistance to biocontrol agents in horticulture
Nicola Horsburgh Future proofing Scotland’s remote coastal areas: evaluation of the potential for nature-based coastal adaptation
Elliot Hurst Constructed Wetlands and Waterscapes in Rural India and Scotland
Felix Kasti Isundwa Detecting and monitoring floods using satellite radar and drone data
Celeste Kellock Source to Sea: Soil organic carbon transport from forested environments to coastal waters and sediments
Rochelle Kennedy Sustaining biodiversity through mixed farming systems
Charlie Kenny Seeing the wood for the trees: Is reforesting the Scottish Highlands a good way to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide?
Eleri Kent Does woodland use by bats depend on landscape context? Implications for woodland creation schemes
Charlotte Lee Invisible Threats to Oceans (InTO): assessing the combined toxicity effects of emerging anthropogenic pollutants on microbial communities
Benjamin Marshall Assessing researcher degree of freedom to inform robustness of findings from movement ecology studies
David McCaughie Sandstone Heritage: Conservation in a Climate Change(d) Future
Neil McDonald Getting to the Bottom of Ice Shelves
Michael McGlade The Effects of Flooding and Physicochemical Parameter Changes Inducing Contaminant Remobilisation
Conor McGlinchey Single and advanced ensemble algorithms for monitoring coastal waters from satellite data
Rose McKeon How does fluctuating selection affect pesticide effectiveness?
Catherine Mercer Taking the escalator to extinction: Understanding the role of rapid forest expansion in driving hotspots of extinction risk for endemic species in Taiwan 
Rebecca Metcalf Survival, persistence, and ecology of microbial pathogens on the surfaces of environmental plastic pollution
Douglas Moore The evolution and chemical ecology of buzz-pollinated plants and their pollinators
Georgina Page Assisting peatland restoration using satellite radar data
Sam Paplauskas Predicting epidemic size and disease evolution in natural systems
Shubham Pawar tbc
Chloe Pow The persistence and transfer of human pathogens associated with plastic pollution in agriculture and food production systems
Flora Rendell-Bhatti  Plastics and the Hidden Majority: Conservation Implications of a Threatened UK Freshwater Fish 
Jazz Rhoades Climate change and species range margins: predicting forest resilience in the Mediterranean region 
Madeline Richards The ecological function of trees outside woodland on the colonisation of woodland creation sites
Sam Rogerson The impacts of long-term woodland creation on invertebrate communities
Bridget Rusk Using sensors, satellites and artificial intelligence to improve catchment-scale modelling and nowcasting of microbial risks to water quality
Nagendra Jaiganesh Sankara Narayanan A tale of two lagoons: Determining the drivers and trajectories of change for the Venice (Italy) and Razelm-Sinoe (Danube-Delta, Romania) lagoons through Earth observation and modelling
Maud Siebers Improving forecasts of phytoplankton blooms using high frequency satellite observations
Cristian Silva Perez Monitoring agricultural fields in South America with Synthetic Aperture Radar
Emily Simpson tbc
Morgan Simpson  Can the microbial communities in the oceans help satellites to monitor micro-plastic pollution? 
Nonglak Sopakayoung Does integrating global expertise and local tradition give sustainable forest management? An assessment of international agency project implementation in community forests in South-east Asia
Rachel Steenson  Dippers (Cinclus cinclus) as bioindicators of health and resilience of freshwater ecosystems in the face of complex ecological change 
Helen Taylor-Boyd Investigating Species Assemblages, Activity Levels and Feeding Ecology of Chiroptera Species in Anthropogenic Landscapes in Zambia
Alice Turner Anthropogenic effects on beaver physiology and behaviour
Sarah Watts Improving outcomes in montane woodland restoration
Mortimer Werther  Improved retrieval of chlorophyll-a for highly absorbing inland waters 
Ben Wilson Social and cultural impacts of forest management
Kelsey Wilson Predicting cascading ecosystem effects of beavers on riparian vegetation and deer
Simeon Wilton Effects of Invasive Non-Native Species within ecological networks and consequences for ecosystem function
Ruth Wright Public awareness and perceptions of invasive non-native species
Mahtab Yaghouti Adaptation strategies against progressing anoxia in lakes

Honorary Staff

Name Role Organisation Email

Prof Sallie Bailey

Honorary Professor Scottish Government

Dr David Beaumont

Honorary Senior Lecturer RSPB

Prof Laurence Carvalho

Honorary Professor Norwegian Institute for Water Research

Prof Geoffrey Codd

Honorary Professor University of Stirling

Dr Rachael Cooper-Bohannon

Honorary Research Fellow Bats without Borders

Prof Kate Darling

Honorary Professor

Prof Colin Galbraith

Honorary Professor NatureScot  

Dr Laura Hamlet

Honorary Research Fellow Coigach Community Development Company  

Dr David Lehmann

Honorary Lecturer Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon  

Dr Fiona Maisels

Honorary Professor Wildlife Conservation Society

Dr Geoffrey Phillips

Honorary Professor Environment Agency

Prof Chris Quine

Honorary Professor Forest Research

Dr Stefan Simis

Honorary Ass. Professor Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Prof Adrian Stanica

Honorary Professor National Institute for Marine Geology and Geo-ecology, Romania

Prof Paul Thomas

Honorary Professor Mychorrhizal Systems

Dr Richard Tipping

Honorary Research Fellow    

Prof Kevin Watts

Honorary Professor Forest Research

Dr Mortimer Werther

Honorary Research Fellow Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology  

Prof Lee White

Honorary Professor    

Dr Robbie Whytock

Honorary Lecturer Okala

Prof Jeremy Wilson

Honorary Professor RSPB

Prof Ewan Hyslop

Honorary Professor Historic Environment Scotland

Dr Claire Neil

Honorary Senior Lecturer SEPA  

Prof Steve Groom

Honorary Professor Plymouth Marine Lab

Dr Albert Vilà-Cabrera

Honorary Lecturer Centro de Investigación Ecológica y Aplicaciones Forestales

Dr Guangqi Li

Honorary Research Fellow