Phoebe completed her PhD at SEI York in 2017, working with Andreas Heinemeyer on a Defra project (BD5104) on peatland management and ecosystem services in the UK.
Her research looked at the effects of different types of heather management on peatland vegetation, carbon dynamics, greenhouse gas fluxes and water quality.
Phoebe has a BSc in Biology (with a Year in Industry) from the University of York. Her undergraduate project focussed on investigating how mycorrhizas and biochar (charcoal) affect greenhouse gas fluxes from forest soil. She worked for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in the Scottish Highlands for a year as a placement student, which included work with gamebirds in a wide variety of upland habitats, assessing vegetation changes and habitat mapping.