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Megan Sherlock


Areas of interest

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem services
  • Public engagement

Research centres and groups

Environmental Science Research Division

Research projects

The impact of planting choices on the delivery of multiple ecosystem services by domestic gardens.

This project will study modelling the impact of planting choices and management in domestic gardens on the delivery of subsequent ecosystem services. This research will help organisations, such as the Royal Horticultural Society, to recommend the planting of certain plants in their members’ domestic gardens to improve air quality, water retention, and climate regulation amongst other services.


Professor Anne Verhoef (University of Reading)
Dr Tijana Blanusa (University of Reading and Royal Horticultural Society)



I have a BA in Zoology from the University of St Andrews, and an MRes in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from the Imperial College London. My MRes dissertations studied the effect of anthropogenic disturbance on urban wildlife and looked at the impact of spatial scale on the effects of rewilding. I have over a years’ experience working in the RHS whilst completing my Masters, creating a special interest in gardening and science communication for the wider public. 




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