Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Jazz Rhoades

Research interests:

• Global change ecology
• The impact of climate change on species distributions
• Population dynamics & population modelling

Career history:

Academic History:
• Oct 2019 – Sept 2023: PhD in Ecology (NERC Iapetus Doctoral Training Programme), University of Stirling
• Sept 2018 – Sept 2019: MSc Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation & Epidemiology (Distinction), University of Glasgow
• Sept 2013 – Sept 2014: MSc Geographical Science (Distinction), University of Manchester
• Sept 2010 – June 2013: BSc (Hons) Geography (First Class), University of Manchester

Career history:
• Feb 2022 – Apr 2022 (3 month Short Term Temporary Appointment): Spatial Analyst, Forest Research (Land Use and Ecosystem Services team)
• July 2017 – Aug 2018: Project Consultant – Air Quality, SLR Consulting Ltd
• June 2015 – July 2017: Air Quality Consultant, Resource and Environmental Consultants Ltd

Active research projects:

Thesis Chapter 1 Title: Land use interacts with environmental and geographic marginality to affect demographic response of rear edge European beech to climate change.

Online descriptors: rear edge populations, forest ecology, species distribution margins

Recent publications:

• Conference Poster: Rhoades et al. (2021). Climate change in marginal habitats: Understanding heterogeneity in European beech demography across its rear edge margin. British Ecological Society: Ecology Across Borders. Liverpool, 12-15 December 2021.

• Publication: Schliwa, Armitage, Aziz, Evans and Rhoades. (2015). Sustainable city logistics – Making cargo cycles viable for urban freight transport. Transportation Business and Management. doi:10.1016/j.rtbm.2015.02.001

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