Ph.D. in GIS, landscape ecology and protected area management, BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences & Ecology
I am a postdoctoral scientist, working on the Global Burden of Crop Loss initiative funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Call to Action.
I joined CABI in September 2017 as a Content Editor on the Invasive Species Compendium and then specializing in product development of decision support tools. Prior to joining CABI, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford Brookes University, working on landscape scale land cover changes and wild ungulate dynamics in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, Kenya.
Efforts to reach Sustainable Development Goals in food security, nutrition and livelihoods are being hindered by crop loss. Up 40% of crop yields are lost to pests and disease but the data available to prove and show trends is limited. The Global Burden of Crop Loss project will collect, validate, analyse and disseminate data on the extent and causes of crop loss with the aim of gathering sufficient and reliable data that can act as evidence to enable prioritisation of research and policy in plant health, to improve our ability to predict the impact of emerging diseases.
Start: 01/04/19 -End: 31/10/20