Dave Reay was born in Hampshire, in 1972. He studied Marine Biology at Liverpool University and graduated in 1994. He went on to gain a Ph.D. at Essex University studying the response of Southern Ocean algae and bacteria to temperature change. After gaining his doctorate he continued working as a post-doc at Essex, investigating the impact of land-use on the soil methane sink. In 2001 he moved to Edinburgh University to investigate emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from agriculture, and continues to work there as a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Geosciences. He is author of Climate Change Begins at Home (Macmillan), designer and editor of the leading climate change website Greenhouse Gas Online and Google UK's top Southern Ocean website. He enjoys running, Test Match Special, and writing stories for his daughter.
E-mail: Dave Reay