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Kate studied Biology at the University of Bath, and after graduating worked in arboriculture. She has an MSc in Conservation and Forest Protection from Imperial College & the University of London, and a PhD, titled ‘The Biology of Heartwood Formation’, from the University of Edinburgh. During her PhD she was based at Forest Research NRS in the Timber Properties programme. Kate then worked at Edinburgh Napier University on Sitka spruce timber quality with the Strategic Integrated Research in Timber (SIRT) project, before joining Forest Research in 2013.
Forest Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
- Adaptive forest management under future climate scenarios
- Develop the Demonstration Forest at Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
- Knowledge exchange
- Developing climate change indicators for the forest sector
Main recent publications
Beauchamp, K., Mencuccini, M., Perks, M and Gardiner, B. (2012). The regulation of sapwood area, water transport and heartwood formation in Sitka spruce (PDF-665K). Plant Ecology and Diversity.
Harmer, R., Beauchamp, K. and Morgan, G. (2011). Natural regeneration in western hemlock plantations on ancient woodland sites (PDF-529K). Forestry Commission Research Note 11.
Harmer, R., Morgan, G. and Beauchamp, K. (2010). Restocking with broadleaved species during the conversion of Tsuga Heterophylla plantations to native woodland using natural regeneration. European Journal of Forest Research. 130 (2) 161-171.