Investigating predisposition Factors in Acute Oak Decline


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Dr. Elena Vanguelova, Senior Biogeochemist / Soil Sustainability Research Leader Forest Research

Elena joined Forest Research in June 2003 as a biogeochemist. She studied for a BSc / MSc degree in Forest Engineering at The University of Forestry in Sofia, Bulgaria. Then she moved to the UK, where she obtained a PhD in forest soils from Soil Science Department, Reading University. Her current role as project manager involves conducting research to ensure that forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and investigating the effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil functions in order to support sustainable forest development. This work includes afforestation impact on soil carbon and nutrient status; soil health and functions; and linkages between different tree species and soil processes, functions and biodiversity.

More details can be found on her webpage: www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/infd-64gb8s