Professional summary

Beverley joined CEH Merlewood in 1995, after completing a HND in Environmental Land Management at Newton Rigg College, Penrith.

The first eight years of her time were spent working within the Radioecology Section, carrying out field sampling, sample preparation, experiment set up and radiochemical analysis (α,β,γ).

She was also an Assistant Radiation Protection Supervisor within this period.

During 2003 she gained a promotion and a new position within the ECN Section, where she works as the Assistant Site Manager for the Moorhouse - Upper Teesdale site, this project was set up in the early 90's and throughout the year we monitor a full range of biological and chemical variables, both in the terrestrial and freshwater environment.

As well as collecting data for the ECN, she also contributes to other national monitoring schemes such as, UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS), UKEAP: National Ammonia Monitoring Network, UK Light Trapping Network. Met Office Rainfall reports, UKEAP Precipitation Network.

For the last few years she has  been carrying out  the fieldwork and lab analysis associated with the long term lakes monitoring projects looking at fish populations and water quality on Lake Windermere (Pike, Perch and Char).

Since 2019 she has also been involved with The Predatory Birds Monitoring Scheme, carrying out post mortems on birds sent in by the general public, to provide samples for environmental contaminant analysis.  

Selected publications

Norton Lisa et al. , Soil metrics and vegetation data from pasture fed livestock farms across Great Britain, 2018..

Keith Aidan et al. , Topsoil meso-fauna data from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2014.