Charlotte Wheeler

2016 Research Fellow

Charlotte is a researcher and scholar with over six years of experience in the field of forest restoration. Her career has included working overseas on restoration projects across the tropics, and working with different industrial partners to help develop and implement new restoration strategies and monitoring guidelines. She recently completed her PhD in tropical forest restoration and climate change mitigation from University College London. Her thesis was titled “Designing Tropical Forests of the Future to Mitigate Climate Change and Safeguard Biodiversity,” for which she conducted field research in Sabah, Malaysia and Kibale National Park, Uganda on carbon and biodiversity monitoring. 

Charlotte has worked on numerous other research projects, including one for the International Sustainability Unit (part of The Prince of Wales Charitable Trust) on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). She has served as a Research Assistant at University of Sheffield in the Columbian Andes, working on carbon storage and biodiversity in a montane cloud forest and agricultural matrix, and as a Research Officer for Frontier Conservation in Osa Peninsular, Costa Rica, overseeing multiple research projects and coordinating volunteers. 

Charlotte has been the author on numerous peer-reviewed publications, and presented at conferences around the world. Prior to her PhD, Charlotte received her MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Leeds, for which she graduated with distinction and completed a dissertation, entitled “Effects of forest restoration on understory invertebrate assemblages in Sabah, Borneo.” Charlotte received a BSc in Biology from Manchester Metropolitan University.