Catherine Mercer Doctoral Placement: Modelling forest vulnerability to wildfire in British Columbia.
Funded by Natural Environment Research Council.
Collaboration with University of British Columbia.
Catherine Mercer seeks to undertake a three-month placement at the University of British Columbia (Canada) as part of the UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme.
Currently she is completing second year of a Natural Environment Research Council funded PhD project at the University of Stirling. Catherine wishes to learn more about the impacts of wildfires on forest ecosystems by undertaking a placement at the University of British Columbia (Canada), through the UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme.
The host supervisor Prof. Lori Daniel’s is an expert in wildfire ecology, with her work appearing in many scientific publications and the media. During the placement Catherine will be based in the Faculty of Forestry, which has world-class facilities, and the Tree-ring Lab research group, which will provide many opportunities for networking and collaboration. Part of the research project will involve conducting fieldwork within the British Columbia Interior (Canada), an area that lies between the Coast and Rocky Mountains. The Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme would, therefore, provide an opportunity to work with leading researchers in the field of wildfire ecology, complete fieldwork in an ecosystem different to any found in the UK and provide key skills that will be important for a future research career.
Total award value £10,556.00
Miss Catherine Mercer
Research Assistant, BES
Professor Alistair Jump
Dean of Natural Sciences, NS Management and Support
Dr Daniel Chapman
Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences