Miss Jasmine Rhoades


Biological and Environmental Sciences 4B141, Cottrell Building

Miss Jasmine Rhoades

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I'm an aspiring quantitative ecologist, mostly interested in population modelling. I am currently working towards a PhD at the University of Stirling, funded by NERC IAPETUS.

I have a long-standing interest in how large-scale, interdisciplinary themes fit together to address global issues, which led me to pursue my BSc in Geography and MSc in Geographical Science at the University of Manchester (2010-2014). Here, I gained an interest in human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems, and the use of species distribution modelling to predict future impacts. Following this, I worked in Environmental Consultancy modelling the air quality impacts of proposed developments to support planning applications (2015-2018). Working in consultancy drove my desire to improve my quantitative skills, leading me to complete a masters degree in Quantitative Methods for Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow (2018-2019). I subsequently began a PhD at the University of Stirling modelling population dynamics in rear edge European beech (2019-2023). I was motivated to do this PhD as it was the perfect blend of stats, population modelling and fieldwork, allowing me to further develop my quantitative skills in a system which was new to me (rear edge forests). Since May 2020, I have also co-organised and established a fortnightly Statistics Discussion Group where we chat all things statistics.

My interests outside of work include ballet, hill-walking, playing video games, reading, and music.