Hello, I am Aisling Wallace and I have recently taken up the role of ‘Ecological Projects Officer’ here at the University of St. Andrews.
My primary role will be delivering the exciting and innovative new biodiversity project, ‘St Andrews Green Corridors’. The project aims to increase biodiversity and protect habitats within and surrounding St Andrews, by improving habitat connectivity and reducing invasive non-native species along two key habitat corridors (Kinnessburn and Swilkenburn).
In order to deliver the project, I will be working closely with a network of practical conservation volunteers based at the St Andrews Botanic Gardens and undertaking education sessions and outreach with local residents, community groups and schools.
I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and sharing my enthusiasm for biodiversity and the Green Corridors project with students, volunteers and the local community.
A little bit about me; I have a degree in Environmental Management from Dundee University and an MSc in Ecology and Sustainability from the University of Aberdeen. I’m a local lass, having grown up in North East Fife and I now live on a farm with my husband, kids, cows and dogs.