School of Earth and Environment

Louise Beveridge Louise Beveridge

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: 10.128

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, Sustainability Research Institute


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My background is in Ecology, where I started out working as a reseach assistant on a number of expeditions to study the impacts of climate change on arctic ecosystems. I then worked in tropical forest in Central America as a naturalist guide; leading tours in a private natural reserve, and as a teacher of tropical ecology, identification, and sustainability to tourists and visiting students on study abroad programs. In this job I started farming and grew more interested in innovative and sustainable agriculture, and adaptation to climate change, which I now study as a PhD candidate here at Leeds and with partners at Bioversity.


BSc Ecological Sciences (University of Edinburgh)

Project details

Project title

Crop yield prediction for enhanced food security in Central America


Professor Andy Challinor and Dr Stephen Whitfield


NERC SPHERES DTP with CASE partnership with Bioversity CGIAR:

Start date

1 October 2015

Project outline

This project aims to study adaptation and intervention strategies in a food insecure region, focussing in Central America. The project combines methdologies from physical climate and crop modelling (process based modelling, the development of agroclimatic indices) with social and place-based methods (household analysis, participatory approaches). The aims is to integrate knowldges from crop-climate modelling to assess and inform locally relevant adaptation.