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Dr Casey Ryan

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

see http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/cryan/phd_students.html

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Carbon Cycling, Fire and Phenology in a Tropical Savanna Woodland in Nhambita, Mozambique
Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia
Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

My main research topics include:

  • Deforestation and forest degradation, with a particular emphasis on new methods to quantify degradation and its drivers
  • Miombo woodland ecology, particularly the role of fire
  • Land use change in woodlands and savannahs, particularly in SE Asia and Africa
  • The socio-ecological outcomes of land use intensification 
  • The regeneration of native woodlands in Scotland and the effect this has on ecosystem services 
  • The carbon cycle of tropical savannas and dry forests
  • Tree allometry and biomass estimation

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