Lisa Ashton graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2014 with a Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalization. In 2016 she completed the MSc. Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy program at University College Dublin. For the thesis portion of her Masters Lisa explored the potential of applying a carbon tax on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from the agricultural sector in Ireland. This was carried out by using a statistical economic model to simulate the economic and environmental impact of introducing a carbon tax based on historic trends.
Lisa is currently working as a Research Assistant in the Plant Palaeoecology and Palaeobiology Research group where she is responsible for supporting all aspects of the research team.