Team profile

Christian Gossel

Job title:

Agroforestry Intern

Academic qualifications:

  • Undergrad: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences: Roehampton University
  • Postgrad: MSc Agroforestry and Food Security: Bangor University (In progress)

Role and responsibilities:

I have come on as part of the research team looking into the role of agroforestry in relation to climate change. This work is part of the wider AGROMIX project which covers multiple sites across Europe. Specifically, my time at ORC is split into two periods. For the first 3 weeks I am based at Wakelyns Agroforestry collecting data on trees, crops, soils, and their management. The second half of my work will be spent formatting this data for entry into the Hi-sAFe model, which simulates an agroforestry scenario over various timescales and climate predictions.

Interests outside of ORC:

In my spare time I’m a keen gardener and hiker, providing the weather is good! I also read a lot, although mostly non-fiction books covering a range of topics from sustainable agriculture to European history. I follow various motorsports and am a self-confessed cricket badger, although I’m more likely to be playing a video game than a game of cricket.