Dr Susannah Cass

Adventures in botany, Biodiversity and boats.




A scientist interested in plants [and other wildlife] with a love of messing about in boats [and other adventures].

Visiting  Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Bedfordshire.

Associate Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, The Open University.

Science lover and accidental athlete, dynamically risk assessing my way through life.

Books  B.A. Natural Sciences, Cambridge University; M.Sc. Biodiversity & Conservation, Trinity College Dublin; Ph.D. Biodiversity in legume (nitrogen fixing) crops in Europe, Trinity College Dublin, P.G.C.E. Secondary Science (Biology), University of Cambridge.

Boats  Captain of Boats, Magdalene College '07-'08; Cambridge Women's Blue Boat '09; Dublin University Ladies Boat Club '10-'17;  Ireland W4+ and W8+, Home Countries Regatta '11; Celtic Challenge '14; Great Pacific Race '14; Atlantic Ocean, Row2Rio '16; Rowing Ireland Community Coach '15-'18; Coach, Magdalene Boat Club '19-present.

Beyond Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Environmental Science Lecturer; Field studies instructor; Science Expedition Leader with the British Exploring Society; botanical art dabbler, bicycle lover.

recently Spotted

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