Katie Journeaux
PhD Research Student


Katie graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Biology with a Professional Training Year in 2016. Katie was awarded the Centenary Prize for the most deserving Final Year student studying BSc Biology. Katie’s Professional Training Year involved a one year voluntary role as a Research Assistant for the Bornean Banteng Programme; where camera traps were used to survey tropical rainforests for an endangered wild cattle species. Despite this, Katie’s undergraduate thesis investigated multi-dimensional fungal interactions between wood decaying basidiomycetes. It was this experience that stimulated her strong interest in mycology. This, together with her concern of climate change, directed Katie to pursue a PhD at the University of Exeter, funded by NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership, to investigate whether warming-induced increases in organic matter decomposition in soil will enhance rates of 21st century climate change.

Broad research specialisms:

Acclimation, Carbon cycling, Climate change, CO2, Global warming, Respiration, Saprotrophic basidiomycete fungi, Temperature, Wood decomposition


BSc (Hons) Biology (with a Professional Training Year), Cardiff University, 1st Class

Contact details

AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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