Biodiversity and bioprotection of historic maritime structures: a possible win-win?
Tim has a studentship from the SEAHA (Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology) Centre for Doctoral Training funded by EPSRC to undertake heritage science research. Tim read Geography at Oxford University and has a MRes in heritage science from UCL. He is also a qualified Mathematics Teacher, gaining his PGCE from UCL.
Tim's project focuses on developing an understanding of the biodiversity value of historic maritime infrastructure such as harbour walls, fortifications and breakwaters. At the same time, it aims to identify protective functions of the species and communities that these structures support using a combination of desk-based research and experiments in the field and laboratory, including field block exposure trials.
Tim's project is undertaken in partnership with the Historic England and Artecology through the SEAHA CDT.