I recently graduated from the Forest Conservation program at the University of Toronto. I worked with my supervisor Sean Thomas to do exciting new research in ecological restoration using biochar, particularly with invasive plants.
For my undergraduate thesis project, I had the amazing opportunity to investigate the potential of biochar to control the worst invasive plant (Psidium cattleianum) in the tropical paradise island Mauritius, where I was born and raised. I aim to pursue this avenue well into the future in an attempt to restore native tropical forests that have been degraded by invasive plants. I am also interested in the application of biochar as a means to mitigate climate change and restore highly acidic mining sites.
I aim to gain enough experience in the management and restoration of forest ecosystems to be able to establish a forest conservation foundation in Mauritius in the future. Together with locals and conservation scientists, we can protect the remaining endemic flora and fauna that are on the brink of extinction.