Lecturer – Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Areas of Teaching Expertise

Ecology and Applied Ecology, Plant Science, Human Impacts on the natural environment.

About Me

I am passionate about education and the natural world, the influence of human societies on the natural world and especially all things related to trees.  I hold a BSc (Dual Hons) in Biochemistry and Physiology (University of Sheffield) an MSc in Environmental Science (University of Aberdeen) and a PhD investigating the effects of climate change on tree growth and function (University of Southampton).  I have worked on many national and international projects associated with trees, climate change and the sustainable use of land for bioenergy production. More recently, my research has involved exploring the roles of plants in urban settings and particularly in managing urban air pollution. I am also working on a project to develop more sustainable growing media for the horticultural industry.

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Recent publications:

Heshmatol Vaezin, S.M., Juybari, M.M., Daei, A. Avatefi Hemmat, M. Shirvany, A. Tallis, M.J. Hirabayashi, S. Moeinaddini, M. Hamidian, A.H. Sadeghi, S.M.M & Pypker, T.G.. The effectiveness of urban trees in reducing airborne particulate matter by dry deposition in Tehran, Iran. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment193, 842 (2021).

Sillars-Powell L, Tallis MJ, Fowler M. Road Verge Vegetation and the Capture of Particulate Matter Air Pollution. Environments. 2020; 7(10):93.

Baldacchini, C., Sgrigna, G., Clarke, W., Tallis, MJ. and Calfapietra, C., 2019. An ultra-spatially resolved method to quali-quantitative monitor particulate matter in urban environment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(18), pp.18719-18729.

Richards M, Pogson M, Dondini M, Jones EO, Hastings A, Henner DN, Tallis MJ, Casella E, Matthews RW, Henshall PA, Milner S, Taylor G, McNamara NP, Smith J & Smith P (2017) High‐resolution spatial modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from land‐use change to energy crops in the United Kingdom. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 9.3: 627-644.

Shifeng W, Astley H, Sicong W, Sunnenberg G, Tallis MJ, Casella E, Taylor S, Alexander P, Cisowska I, Lovett A, Taylor G, Firth S, Moran D, Morison JIL, Smith P (2014) The potential for bioenergy crops to contribute to meeting GB heat and electricity demands. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 6 (2): 136-141.

Hastings A, Tallis MJ, Casella E, Matthews R., Henshall P., Milner S, Smith P, Taylor G (2014) The technical potential of Great Britain to produce ligno-cellulosic biomass for bioenergy in current and future climates. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 6 (2): 108-122

Alexander P, Moran D, Smith P, Hastings A, Wang S, Sunnenberg G Lovett A, Tallis MJ., Casella E, Taylor G, Finch J, Cisowska I (2014) Estimating UK perennial energy crop supply using farm-scale models with spatially disaggregated data. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 6 (2): 142-155