Research Assistant on the Long Term Experiments
Protecting Crops and the Environment
Holly is a member of the Long-Term Experiments National Capability team and her tasks start with soil sample collection, to crop and soil sample processing and finishes in the archive building. She is also involved with internal and external calibrators, including collecting samples out in the field, out of the archive or taking visitors on field and archive tours. She is trained on how to collect samples and data for the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN).
Whilst studying at Aberystwyth University, Holly became interested in the effects of climate change on soil carbon storage and terrestrial GHG gas emissions. Her MSc dissertation involved analysing land-use changes in the Cambridgeshire fens and the implications of peat sequestration, microbial respiration and decomposition. On leaving university, Holly worked in outdoor and environmental education both in the UK and USA. She joined Rothamsted in November 2020.
2017: MSc Environmental Change, Impact and Adaptation (Merit), Aberystwyth University
2016: BSc Physical Geography (2:1 Hons), Aberystwyth University