MISS ANNABEL EVERARD

MISS ANNABEL EVERARD
MISS ANNABEL EVERARD

MISS ANNABEL EVERARD

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Biography

Academic history:

2019 - present: PhD in The Palaeoecological history of Ancient deciduous woodlands in Scotland, with particular emphasis on sub-canopy layers

2018 - 2019: MSc Ecology and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen.

2014 - 2018: BSc Geography, University of St Andrews. 

Publications: 

Everard, A., Ross, L. and Rao, S. 2021. Microsite conditions determine differences in regeneration density of Scots pine and birch following the reduction in deer grazing pressure. Scottish Forestry, 75 (3), pp.26 - 33. 

Qualifications

  • MSc Ecology and Conservation 
    2019 - School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen 
  • BSc Geography 
    2018 - School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews 
Research

Research Overview

  • Palaeoecology (pollen and plant macrofossil analysis)
  • Environmental change
  • Woodland ecology
  • Landscape management 

Current Research

For my PhD, I’m analysing pollen and plant macrofossils collected from peat deposits within small closed-canopy forest hollows to investigate compositional and structural changes in Scottish woodlands. My work is focused on   ancient oak dominated woodlands in the North-east and west coast Atlantic rainforests. I’m particularly interested in the representation of woodland flowers within palaeoecological records, and how changes in grazing, burning, climate and woodland management may influence woodland flower diversity.

By improving our understanding of how, and why our woodlands have changed over timescales that cover multiple woodland generations, this research hopes to help avoid the shifting baseline syndrome and guide more informed woodland management and restoration.