Dr Sophie Fauset
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Dr Sophie Fauset

Lecturer in Environmental Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in Environmental Science. 

Qualifications

Academic background:
2012 PhD Geography. University of Leeds, UK. Thesis title - 'Two decades of change in Ghanaian forests: the impacts of three potential threats to tropical forest structure and composition'.
2008 BSc (Hons) Biology with a Year in Research/Industry. Imperial College London, UK.

Employment History:
2016-2018 Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK.
2015 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.
2012-2014 Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Leeds. UK.

Professional membership

British Ecological Society

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Roles on external bodies

Associate Editor - Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (Tropical Forests)

Review Editor - Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (Forest Ecophysiology)

Teaching interests

I teach on the BSc Environment Science and BSc Environmental Management and Sustainability


ENVS1001 - Carbon in Environmental Systems
ENVS1003 - The Biosphere
ENVS2002 - Environmental Expedition (Malaysia field course)
ENVS2001 - Environmental Field and Research Skills
ENVS3005  Global Environmental Perspectives

Research interests

My research interests are in the response of tropical forests to global change, including the impacts of climate change, increasing CO2, and forest degradation. I have experience in tropical forest ecology, ecophysiology and ecosystem modelling. My current broad goal is to use plant functional triats to understand physiological responses of tree and forests to environmental change.

Grants & contracts

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation) covering salary and research expenses.

Reports & invited lectures

Invited symposium presentation, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, Kuching, (July 2018).
Speaker at Conservation Research Day, Manchester Metropolitan University for BSc, MSc and PhD students (February 2016).
Invited symposium presentation, European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Göttingen (February 2016).
Guest lecturer, Latin American Studies Masters course, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (March 2014).
Invited symposium presentation, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, Bonito, (June 2012).