Since Jan 2014: Currently I am working on a BBSRC funded project looking at 'Climate change consequences for UK regular, sporadic and potential nematode pests'. This project is together with nematologists from the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. I am further working on a TSB funded project looking at 'Developing breeding strategies for a variable climate' which is in collaboration with Environmental Systems and Limagrain.
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013: Research Fellow in the Climate Impact Group from Andy Challinor at the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science. My work was part of the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The main focus was on the influence of high temperatures on future wheat production in India using ensemble climate and crop yield forecasting. Next to this I started contributing to the wheat AgMIP (Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project).
Apr 2007 - Apr 2010: PhD from University College Cork, Ireland which looked at the carbon balance of a blanket peat catchment. This involved measurements of net ecosystem CO2 exchange using the eddy covariance method, methane using the chamber method and dissolved organic carbon using a spectroanalyzer.
Oct 2001 - Jul 2006: Diplom in Biomathematics from the University of Greifswald, Germany. I wrote my thesis in cooperation with the University of Freiburg and the Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany on stochastic models for the development of Thymus epithelial cells in mice.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
Research groups and institutes
- Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
- Climate Science and Impacts