Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Catherine Mercer

Research interests:

Ecology, Forestry, Global change, Biogeography

Career history:

2020 – Present, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Science, University of Stirling (United Kingdom)
2018 – 2020, Erasmus Mundus MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR), University of Padova (Italy)University of Lisbon (Portugal)
2013 – 2017, BSc (Hons) Ecology (First-class), University of Stirling

Active research projects:

Taking the escalator to extinction: Understanding the role of rapid forest expansion in driving hotspots of extinction risk for endemic species in Taiwan

Recent publications:

Watts, S. H., Mardon, D. K., Mercer, C., Watson, D., Cole, H., Shaw, R. F., & Jump, A. S. (2022). Riding the elevator to extinction: Disjunct arctic-alpine plants of open habitats decline as their more competitive neighbours expand. Biological Conservation, 272, 109620.

Mercer, C., Comeau, V. M., Daniels, L. D., & Carrer, M. (2022). Contrasting impacts of climate warming on coastal old-growth tree species reveal an early warning of forest decline. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4, 222.

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