Volunteer intern to work on forest resilience

posted on November 11, 2015
Zia Mehrabi

Dr Zia Mehrabi, Sylva intern

We are pleased to welcome a new addition to the Sylva team, Dr Zia Mehrabi.

Zia is an ecologist from the University of Oxford working on ways to optimise ecosystem design for both productivity and environmental sustainability. He is working with Sylva as a volunteer intern, funded by the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership internship programme.

During his internship at Sylva, he will be helping to develop a strategy for monitoring the health of UK woodlands using the myForest service. This is an innovative tool that currently helps owners to map and manage their woodlands. Zia will be exploring how myForest could also provide a platform for monitoring how management activity can maintain biodiversity and support resilient woodlands.

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  1. Hello

    I volunteer for the Observatree project through Woodland Trust, monitoring tree health.

    Would it be ok please to include this piece in the Observatree newsletter (e-mail) as obviously it is relevant to what we are trying to do.?

    Comment by Liz Ramsay — November 21, 2015 @ 8:52 am

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