Kirsty Godsman

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Kirsty Godsman PhD student

Kirsty joined Edge Hill University in 2016 as a PhD student. She gained her undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Glasgow in 2009. After this, she volunteered and worked in conservation for several years before completing her MSc in Invertebrate Ecology and Conservation at Staffordshire University. She then worked as a Research Assistant with the RSPB and Stirling University on a project that looked at grassland management and breeding waders. Her research at Edge Hill will assess how management of plantation forests influences the taxonomic and functional diversity of multiple taxonomic groups (carabids, spiders, vascular plants and bryophytes).


  • Sustainable land management
  • Invertebrate ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Functional ecology


  • MSc Invertebrate Ecology and Conservation (Staffordshire University)
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology (University of Glasgow)


Kirsty Godsman
Bio 107
Biosciences building
Department of Biology
Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, Lancashire
L39 4QP