Emerging spaces for native woodland growth in Britain's crowded future landscapes

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Academic work & Qualifications

Over time, I've had the pleasure to continuously expand my horizon and areas of expertise:


My work centres on the future of land use and forest management; I also continue to specialise in science communication and complexity thinking. This is why at the end of last year I also completed degree as a internationally certified Mental Trainer.

For my full CV, please click here.

My Research

In my research, I am mostly interested in forestry, land use and environmental complexity - including the relationship of land use with today's complex social, political and economical demands.

At Bangor University the current title of my PhD project is 'Emerging spaces for native woodland expansion in Britain's crowded future landscapes'; here I am trying to understand pathways of native woodland expansion in Britain (buzzwords: commercial forestry, rewilding, unintended natural regeneration, restocking, etc.) and subsequently their interaction with other land covers and land uses. Ultimately, the idea remains to see what lies ahead - how will the future of British woodlands look like, and how might we as humans engage with it?

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about my research. Or head over to my University profile.

The Wonderin

The Digital Revolution brought a lot of uncertainty, but also a lot of opportunities. I believe one of these opportunities is for us academics to find new and innovative ways to engage with non-scientific audiences. Producing videos and illustrating complex topics in a simple way is a big pilar to this, which is why I created my YouTube channel, the Wonderin, where I use complexity thinking (and my love for visual arts) to break down complex environmental topics into simple messages.

As scientists and academics we are accustomed to staying behind the scenes. But the whole world is already out there, showing their faces, and I think with the social and environmental climate as it is today, it is high time for us to do the same.

I added a taster of my videos to the right, and of course you can find my whole channel and latest videos here.


Theresa Bodner

SystemThink Ltd.

10 Bryn Hyfryd Terrace


LL32 8PH


Theresa Bodner

Bangor University

F2, Thoday Building

Deiniol Road

Bangor, Gwynedd

LL57 2UW


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