Researcher biography

Coastal wetlands provide a multitude of ecosystem services, including coastal protection and carbon sequestration. Despite their ecological importance, many of these areas have been destroyed or degraded. Valerie’s research centres around coastal wetlands restoration, with a focus on blue carbon. She aims to model wetland elevation change and vegetation dynamics to identify suitable blue carbon projects. Her research interests include wetland ecology, sea level rise responses, and management of coastal ecosystem services in human-modified landscapes.