Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Lea Stolpmann

Research interests:

My research interests lie broadly in conservation.
Previous work was on seabird conservation, using camera traps to identify interactions of introduced mammals with grey-faced petrel breeding burrow.
My master thesis used hydrological modelling to improve the conservation of seagrass meadows and

Career history:

Started PhD scholarship in October 2020 after finishing my Masters of Science in Marine Science in 2020.
Previously I completed my Bachelor of Honours degree at the University of Auckland in 2017 in Biological Science, with my thesis topic in seabird conservation.

Active research projects:

Mangrove sediment carbon budgets along eroding and prograding coasts

My research topic is on the storage of carbon in coastal wetlands, i.e., salt marshes and mangroves.
In particular the factors that are influencing the efflux of carbon and how they differ among eroding and prograding sites.
Field sites include salt marshes in the UK and as part of the Living Deltas Hub also mangrove forests in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Vietnam).

Recent publications:

Stolpmann, Lea M., Todd J. Landers, and James C. Russell. "Camera trapping of Grey-faced Petrel (Pterodroma gouldi) breeding burrows reveals interactions with introduced mammals throughout the breeding season." Emu-Austral Ornithology 119.4 (2019): 391-396.

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