Integrated management of Scotland’s agricultural wetlands to deliver multiple benefits and minimise pollution swapping
David is a PhD student at the University of Stirling working within the Pathogens and Pollution science research group. David’s PhD aims to investigate how constructed wetlands can be optimised within agricultural landscapes for ecosystem services whilst minimizing trade-offs. The project will involve both quantitative and qualitative methods to produce a holistic assessment of constructed wetlands. Furthermore, it will involve a significant degree of stakeholder engagement to understand the barriers to implementation across rural communities. Finally, the project will provide tools to investigate how upscaling options will affect catchments within a changing climate.
Prior to undertaking a PhD, David obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography and a MSc in Sustainable Water Management from Lancaster University. After graduating, David worked as an environmental consultant conducting site investigations for contamination, hydrology and geotechnical purposes.