Liam Thompson


Liam graduated from the University of Cumbria with a BSc in animal conservation in 2015, before completing an MSc in Ecology and Conservation at the University of Aberdeen in 2018. Between MSc and BSc he worked as an ecological consultant and as a research assistant for a national conservation NGO.

Further development of the ECOSSE-model for quantifying and mapping the impacts of degraded and restored Scottish peatlands on net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under climate change

PI and Institution:
Mohamed Abdalla, University of Aberdeen

PhD aim:
To investigate the role of Scottish peatlands in climate change mitigation.

PhD objectives:

  • Investigate sensitivity of GHG emissions from the Scottish’s peatlands to anthropogenic and natural drivers.
  • Map baseline annual net GHG emissions from the Scottish peatlands (2001-2020).
  • Map annual net GHG emissions from peatlands under climate change (2031-2050).
  • Map and investigate the impacts of drainage/ restoration on net GHG emissions. 

Contact details:
Email: [email protected].