Verity Joined us in November 2018, after completing her MSc in Taxonomy and Biodiversity of Plants, at the University of Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 2017. Her thesis focused on woodland ecology with impetus to developing a novel survey methodology for synthesising epiphytic (tree-dwelling) lichens, mosses and liverworts species and assessing their biodiversity within Scotland. Verity’s research is now in development to deliver a national project to help the forestry community understand the diversity, ecology, and conservation importance of Scottish epiphytes, and to measure, monitor and consider epiphytes in practical forest/woodland management.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh- Forest Cryptogam Biodiversity Scotland Advisory Group and committee member.
British Soil Society- member
British Lichen Society Advisory Group