I am a PhD candidate studying the use of grassed waterways as a soil erosion control measure in changing climates. I am based at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. Before my PhD I gained an MSc in Soil Science at the University of Aberdeen and a BSc in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at Bournemouth University.
My PhD consists of three experiments. The first included different grass species were to determine which ones have traits suited for erosion control under different water regimes and testing whether the plants could survive under water stress. The second experiment will be looking at soil erosion control of the grasses aboveground and belowground traits and their relative contribution to soil erosion mitigation. The final stage of my PhD will consist of a field trial where the grasses will be used in a grassed waterway setting.
Tuesday, February 25
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM