Dr. Rachael Treharne is an Arctic ecologist interested in the responses of northern ecosystems to climate change and the global implications of a warmer Arctic. Her research focuses particularly on disturbances linked to climate change, such as fire, permafrost thaw, and abrupt plant dieback. She is driven by the importance of a strong understanding of these processes to predictions of future warming, and has a keen interest in the translation of scientific understanding into policy.
Dr. Treharne enjoys communicating climate science to different audiences, having spoken at festivals, churches, schools, and local events in recent years. She completed her Ph.D. and MBiolSci at the University of Sheffield, UK.