2014 – today
|Post doc on the genetic diversity of aquatic fungi (Mycolink), IGB and BeGenDiv, Berlin.|
|2013 – 2014||Research assistant, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, U.K.|
Investigated fungal community responses to the restoration of peatland within Scotland, using 454 technology based on RNA profiles, with Rebekka Artz.
|2011 – 2013||Post doc research associate, Freie Universitaet Berlin and University of Coimbra, Portugal.|
Investigated the adaptation of fungi to local soil environment, conducting phenotypic profiling using growth studies, with the ultimate aim to link this with genetic and genomic variation in natural populations of the fungal species Cenococcum geophilum. FCT Funded, with Ludo Muller and Susana Goncalves.
|2010 – 2011||Research Assistant, The James Hutton Institute and University of Aberdeen, U.K.|
Field and laboratory work to understand the factors contributing to invasiveness in Lavatera arborea. NERC funding, with Dr Rene van der Waal and Dr Louise Ross.
|2006 – 2010||PhD in Ecology, The James Hutton Institute and University of Aberdeen, U.K.|
Thesis: Plant local adaptation and environmental change: patterns, processes and impacts (with Prof R. Brooker, Prof R. Pakeman, Dr J.Travis).