Jennifer Kirby School of Geography, Earth and Environmental SciencesDoctoral Researcher Contact details Emailjxk067@bham.ac.uk AddressSchool of Geography, Earth and Environmental SciencesUniversity of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UK Jennifer Kirby is undertaking doctorial research into improving leaf fall monitoring and modeling around the UK rail network. This involves engineering a device to automatically model changes in tree canopies using near infrared imagery. Her PhD currently involves working alongside the Met Office and the Rail Safety and Standards board to improve understanding of the rail network issues during the autumn season. Qualifications BSc in Environmental ScienceMSc in Air Pollution Management and Control Biography Jennifer Kirby has gained a degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Air Pollution from the University of Birmingham. Between her Masters and PhD she has worked in industry. Previous roles include a graduate Environmental Scientist for the engineering firm Atkins Global. Doctoral research PhD titleHigh resolution leaf fall monitoring and low adhesion forecasting using hemispherical NIR imagery Supervisors Dr Lee Chapman and Dr Victoria Chapman Research Research interests Jennifer’s main interest includes plant biology, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, geo engineering and aerosol science. Other activities Jennifer is Student Representative for PhD students in Environmental Health Sciences. She also volunteers to tutor Science and English to secondary school and adult learners.