Millie Harding


  • EDI Officer, 2022-2024



Millie is a PhD student in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University looking at how the European Arctic forest-tundra ecotone is currently changing under climate warming and how the ecotone will change under future climate warming. She is interested in the interplay between ecology, remote sensing, modelling, and field validation.

Millie has an Masters by Research and BSc in Physical Geography from the Department of Geography at Durham University. She studied shrubs, machine learning, and remote sensing to differentiate between species contributing to shrubification of the Alaskan Sub-Arctic tundra. She spent a month on fieldwork in Alaska during summer 2022. During her undergraduate she spent some time interning at the Arnold Arboretum in summer 2021 and this is where she was introduced to polar ecology.