Biography

I joined the welcoming School of Geography, Geology and the Environment in March 2017 as Teaching Fellow in Environment and Sustainability. With family roots in the western Indian Ocean, I was inspired by conservation in Mauritius and Seychelles from an early age. I did my BSc Natural Sciences at Durham University, MSc Conservation at University College London, PhD at the University of Manchester and PG Cert Teaching Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

I’ve had the pleasure of a post-doc in Earth Sciences at Oxford, managing a conservation NGO in Seychelles, working for a consultancy in Manchester, and most recently being part of the development team at the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

I want to bring environmental science teaching to life by engaging students with real life projects and the people working on them.

Teaching

Year 1

ESC-10042 Environmental Science Skills

ESC-10056 Entrepreneurship

Year 2

ESC-20032 Environmental Analytical Methods

ESC-20033 Research Skills in Environment and Sustainability

ESC-20065 Entrepreneurship

ESC-20079 Environmental and Sustainability Impact Assessment and Research Planning (Module Leader)

ESC-20080 Environmental and Sustainability Impact Assessment (Module Leader)

ESC-20081 Research and Fieldwork Planning (Module Leader)

ESC-30019 Applied Environmental Studies (single) Independent Research Project

ESC-30035 Applied Environmental Studies (double) Independent Research Project

ESC-30031 Environment and Sustainability Independent Research Project

Year 3

ESC-30041 Local Case Studies in Environment and Sustainability (Module Leader)

ESC-30040 Clean Technology (Module Leader)

Moolna et al. in press Engaging people with carbon and climate change using landscape scale conservation and biodiversity monitoring. Handbook of Climate Change Communication

Moolna (2012) Making sense of CO2: putting carbon in context. Global Environmental Politics 12(1):1-7

Moolna & Rickaby (2011) Interaction of the coccolithophore Gephyrocapsa oceanica with its carbon environment: response to a recreated high CO2 geological past Geobiology 10:72-81

Moolna & Bowsher (2010) The physiological importance of photosynthetic ferredoxin NADP+ oxidoreductase (FNR) isoforms in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany 61:2669-81

Gummadova, Moolna et al. (2007) Expression of multiple forms of ferredoxin NADP+ oxidoreductase in wheat leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany 58:3971-3985

Moolna (2007) Preliminary observations indicate that giant tortoise ingestion improves seed germination for an endemic ebony species in Mauritius. African Journal of Ecology 46:217-21

Selected Publications

  • Moolna A. 2019. Reflections on student diversity: the overlooked case of “the Chinese learner”. Journal of Academic Development and Education. doi> full text>
  • Moolna A. 2017. Engaging people with carbon and climate change using landscape scale conservation and biodiversity monitoring. In Handbook of Climate Change Communication: Vol. 1. Springer. doi>
  • Berkson RG and Moolna A. 2017. Reflections of the Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium 2017. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Moolna A. 2012. Making Sense of CO2: Putting Carbon in Context. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 12(1), 1-+. link> doi>
  • Moolna A and Rickaby REM. 2012. Interaction of the coccolithophore Gephyrocapsa oceanica with its carbon environment: response to a recreated high-CO2 geological past. Geobiology, vol. 10(1), 72-81. link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Moolna A. 2019. Reflections on student diversity: the overlooked case of “the Chinese learner”. Journal of Academic Development and Education. doi> full text>
  • Berkson RG and Moolna A. 2017. Reflections of the Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium 2017. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>
  • Moolna A. 2012. Making Sense of CO2: Putting Carbon in Context. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 12(1), 1-+. link> doi>
  • Moolna A and Rickaby REM. 2012. Interaction of the coccolithophore Gephyrocapsa oceanica with its carbon environment: response to a recreated high-CO2 geological past. Geobiology, vol. 10(1), 72-81. link> doi>
  • Moolna A and Bowsher CG. 2010. The physiological importance of photosynthetic ferredoxin NADP+ oxidoreductase (FNR) isoforms in wheat. J Exp Bot, vol. 61(10), 2669-2681. link> doi>
  • Moolna A. 2008. Preliminary observations indicate that giant tortoise ingestion improves seed germination for an endemic ebony species in Mauritius. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, vol. 46(2), 217-219. link> doi>
  • Gummadova JO, Fletcher GJ, Moolna A, Hanke GT, Hase T, Bowsher CG. 2007. Expression of multiple forms of ferredoxin NADP+ oxidoreductase in wheat leaves. J Exp Bot, vol. 58(14), 3971-3985. link> doi>

Chapters

  • Moolna A. 2017. Engaging people with carbon and climate change using landscape scale conservation and biodiversity monitoring. In Handbook of Climate Change Communication: Vol. 1. Springer. doi>

Other

  • Moolna A and Bowsher C. 2008. Catalysing the final electron transfer step in photosynthesis: Why are there multiple isoforms of ferredoxin NADP(+) oxidoreductase (FNR) in the chloroplast?. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY (vol. 150, pp. S186-S187). link> doi>
  • Moolna A, Gummadova J, Hanke G, Hase T. 2007. Multiple isoforms of ferredoxin NADP(+) oxidoreductase (FNR) and the integration of photosynthesis, carbon fixation and nitrogen assimilation. PHOTOSYNTHESIS RESEARCH (vol. 91, p. 248). link>

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