Team Shrub is looking to recruit a postdoc in 2022 to work on the newly-funded TundraTime project! Please get in touch if you are interested in working with the lab in a postdoc position to explore tundra plant phenology responses to climate warming.

I am always interested in chatting with students or postdocs who might want to join the research group. For UK students, check out the E4 NERC Doctoral Training Programme, SENSE NERC Centre for Doctoral Training, or the East Bio NERC Doctoral Training Programme. For Scottish Students, check out the Carnegie PhD Scholarships. For International Students check out funding opportunities through the University of Edinburgh or the Universitas 21 programme. For Postdocs, check out EU funding.

The research topics that I am particularly interested in supervising include:

  1. Testing the correspondence between remotely-sensed tundra greening and landscape and plot-level vegetation change using drones, satellite data and ecological monitoring.
  2. Phenology/growth-climate relationships in tundra plant species using ecological monitoring, common garden experiments, dendroecology and/or drones.
  3. Vegetation-permafrost-climate interactions using drones, historical ecology, repeat photography and ecological monitoring.
  4. Testing the links between biodiversity change and climate warming or land use change in tundra or global biodiversity datasets.

Common garden experiment and dendroecology at the Kluane Lake Research Station and ecological monitoring, drone ecology and permafrost disturbances at the Qiqiktaruk – Herschel Island field site.