Associate Research Fellow
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Naomi studied Environmental Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh. Following a brief period as a Field Studies Tutor along the windy North Norfolk coast she returned to Edinburgh to work for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as a Hydrogeologist. During this time she gained an MSc in Applied Hydrogeology from the University of Newcastle. Naomi completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in 2015 entitled “Determining the effects of peatland restoration on carbon dioxide exchange and its potential for climate change mitigation.”
Naomi currently works on the “Mires Restoration Project”, funded by South West Water this project aims to understand the effects of moorland restoration on hydrology, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity and agriculture. Her specific interests are greenhouse gas emissions and vegetation change (structure, composition and function).
PhD Physical Geography entitled "Determining the effects of peatland restoration on carbon dioxide exchange and its potential for climate change mitigation" (University of Exeter)
BSc Environmental Geoscience (University of Edinburgh)
MSc Applied Hydrogeology (University of Newcastle)
My research aims to quantify CO2 and CH4 fluxes from damaged peatlands in the southwest of England (Exmoor and Dartmoor); to understand the biotic and abiotic controls (both temporal and spatial) driving CO2 fluxes and how eco-hydrological restoration of these peatlands affects both the magnitude and direction of fluxes and their relationships with controlling variables. In order to do this I collect plot scale measurements of net ecosystem exchange, partitioned below-ground respiration (total, heterotrophic and autotrophic) and a range of potential biotic and abiotic controls. I use proximal (digital cameras and time-lapse cameras), distal (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle mounted cameras) and satellite (MODIS) remotely sensed data to investigate links between vegetation phenology, structure and distribution and CO2 fluxes at a range of spatial extents.