CCRI welcomes new post-graduate students

The CCRI has recently welcomed several new students to the team who join the ever changing postgraduate community.

Josh Davis joins us having completed an MSc at the University of Bristol. His PhD focuses on shifts in skills and behaviour in the transition from agriculture to nature-based recovery across England. It is an interdisciplinary project and will utilise mixed methods to investigate and characterise the underlying motivations, incentives, and barriers to local practitioners (farmers, land managers and agricultural advisers) involved in promoting landscape-scale, nature-based recovery.

Annie Buckle is in the first year of her PhD which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and supervised by Associate Professor Chris Short and Professor Julie Ingram. Her work aims to identify optimal grazing management and develop best practice in communicating complex science on soil health and sustainability to local farmers and stakeholders.

Rhian Brimble is conducting an MSc about citizen science within landscape-scale, nature-based recovery initiatives. This will explore the motivational and behavioural impact of nature-based citizen science across a range of stakeholders.

Tamara White is our final postgraduate student, who is conducting an MSc by research. Her work, also focussed on citizen-science, will explore the development of citizen science methodology for biological recording with the aim of producing reliable biological records.