Hamish is an engaging and innovative biochar researcher dedicated to creating viable biochar systems in response to climate change. His goal – to support widescale industry adoption of biochar through system optimisation in agriculture and forestry.
Hamish is on the cusp of finishing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Forest Research. His work involves maintaining and assessing large scale biochar field trials and long-term experimental plots, researching the delivery of phosphorus through biochar amendment in forest establishment and developing life cycle analysis models for woodland creation and nursery tree production. Through collaboration with industry partners, Hamish has created a decision support system to optimise carbon storage potential and calculate the net zero year for woodland creation. Prior to his role at the University of Edinburgh, Hamish worked as a Forest Manager at Savills where he was responsible for managing and implementing publicly funded afforestation projects.