PhD student, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
NERC-funded CSaP Policy Intern (April 2018 – July 2018)
Toby started his CSaP Policy Internship in April 2018. He is a final year PhD student working on wind damage in natural forests.
Wind damage is a major driver of forest structure and the terrestrial carbon cycle worldwide, but most of the work on wind damage has focussed on conifer plantations. Toby’s work applies existing techniques, which were originally developed in the forestry industry, to natural forests in the UK and Malaysia. He also uses terrestrial laser scanning data to map the architecture of broadleaf trees and test how it affects the way they respond to wind storms.
Toby has an MSc in physics from University College London and spent a year as an exchange student in the University of Texas, Austin. He is currently part of the Ecosystems Lab and the Environmental Change Institute in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.