Dr TEGAN DARCH
Intelligent Data Ecosystems
Tegan is a data steward, and one of a team of people supporting researchers through the life cycle of a project to make best use of their research data. For example, she can assist with data management plans, the collection and storage of data and metadata, and the practicalities of making data and code available to others via repositories. Rothamsted are striving to make more data available and in as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) a way as possible, and the data stewards provide the knowledge and training to enable this continuous improvement.
Previously, Tegan worked as a post-doctoral research scientist and her scientific knowledge and understanding of the research landscape aid her to support researchers in managing their data more effectively. Tegan’s research background is in phosphorus and micronutrient cycling in agricultural systems. Areas of study included increases in phosphorus use efficiency due to intercropping of plants, the effectiveness of novel fertilizers and the effect of plant species for plant uptake of micronutrients, the hydrology and nutrient flows of river catchments, and the development of laboratory methods for analysing different forms of phosphorus in soil and water. She has experience at a range of experimental scales, from laboratory and greenhouse to field and catchment scale research.
- 2013 - PhD, Lancaster University (with Rothamsted Research)
- 2009 - MSc in Soils and Environmental Pollution, University of Reading
- 2005 - BSc (Hons) in Environmental Chemistry, University of East Anglia