Felicity Monger

I am a third year PhD student funded by the University of Leeds and the United Bank of Carbon (UBoC). I achieved my master’s degree in Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia following the completion of my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at the University of Portsmouth. My research interests include the processes of natural flood management (NFM), in particular the use of trees as a method of mitigation. My PhD project investigates the impacts of semi-natural woodland on reducing flood risk in the UK. Currently, a correlation catchment study is being undertaken in Haweswater, Cumbria, which will allow for the comparison of semi-natural wooded areas and that of grassland areas. Furthermore, UK historical flow data is being analysed to look for an impact of land cover on flooding at the catchment scale. Whilst the rainfall-runoff model, TOP model will be used to explore the relationship between catchment storage and vegetation cover, such as woodlands.