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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group

Forest Ecology and Conservation


Research Overview

Charlotte Wheeler is a Research Associate in the Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits (4C), she is a tropical forest ecologist who researches the potential of forest restoration to mitigate climate change and the impact of forest degradation on carbon emissions. She has over 10 years of experience carrying out tropical fieldwork to monitor forest carbon stocks in Peru, Malaysia, Uganda, and Mexico, amongst others. She is also experienced in mapping changes in forest biomass, linked to degradation and land-use change, using remote sensing techniques.
Charlotte completed her PhD at University College London in 2017, researching the potential of tropical forest restoration for climate change mitigation and biodiversity protection, and is particularly interested in understanding the global climate change mitigation potential of forest restoration, and how restoration-planning decisions influence carbon sequestration.
In 4C, Charlotte will be researching tropical forest restoration, developing methods for accurately assessing changes in carbon stocks from forest restoration projects.

Previous Positions

  • Sep 2021- Sep 2022, Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Climate change, Energy and Low-carbon development team
  • Feb 2017 - Sep 2021, Post-doctoral research associate, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences



  • Sep 2012- Sep 2016, PhD, University College London (UCL), Department of Geography
  • Sep 2009 - Aug 2010, MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation (distiction), University of Leeds, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Sep 2005 - Jul 2008, BSc (Hons) in Biology, Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Biology


Key Publications


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Jan 2020, Provide technical advice and review project documents for restoration projects wanted carbon certification, Plan Vivo Foundation Technical Advisory Committee




Postdoctoral Research Associate
Charlotte Wheeler

Contact Details

Email address: 
David Attenborough Building,
Pembroke Street,
01223 331300