I'm an ecosystem ecologist with an innate curiousity for how things work. My research focusses on determining how interactions between plants and soil affect ecosystem function, and how ecosystems respond to global changes. I’m happiest when working in forests but I also make the occasional foray into grasslands. I currently have research projects in the UK, Panama, and Germany and my group uses a wide range of tools borrowed from plant ecology and ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and sometimes even a bit of entomology or soil science.

I'm also Senior Editor for Functional Ecology and I'm passionate about science communication and public engagement with research. 

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