Miss Libby Rowland BSc Environmental Biology (Hons)
Postgraduate Research Student in School of Biological Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 2380594291
Base: University of Southampton
Miss Libby Rowland is Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.
2011 – 2014 Studied BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
My interests are in sustainable agriculture – producing food for a growing human population with minimal impact on the environment, while making best use of our natural resources.
Working with a commercial grower and major supermarket, my project aims to improve the water sustainability and quality of herb crops through better crop irrigation scheduling, using remote thermal imaging. These findings will then be applied both to the field and to a horticultural system to implement deficit irrigation, saving water whilst improving quality of the crop, without cost to yield.
Collaborating with commercial parties has been a rewarding experience, allowing me access to different perspectives on food production, as well as seeing the application of my research to commercial practice.