Catherine Mercer (they/them)

I joined the ALDER Network to help increase LGBTQIA+ visibility in ecology.

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Communications OfficerForest ecology, alpine plant ecology, global change, distribution shifts, biogeography

I’m an ecologist studying the impacts of climate change on forests and alpine plants. In my work I use a combination of remote sensing, statistical modelling, and dendrochronology.

Currently I’m a PhD student at the University of Stirling, studying the effects of climate change and treeline advance on alpine plant distributions in Taiwan. I’m also working as a research assistant for the NERC ForeSight project. The project aims to predict and monitor drought-linked forest growth decline across Europe.

My previous studies include a BSc (Hons) in Ecology (University of Stirling) and an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (University of Padova, Italy).

Twitter: @catherine_merc
Personal website: Home | Catherine Mercer