Professional summary

Claire is an internationally renowned expert on pollinator ecology with over twenty years research and project management experience in the Biodiversity Science Area at UKCEH. She uses a combination of field observations, experiments, molecular genetics, analyses of long-term datasets, community science and modelling approaches, interacting with a range of stakeholders and colleagues in different disciplines to improve environmental policy and practice. Claire leads the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and is programme manager for AgZero+, an ambitious five-year National Capability research programme supporting the UK’s transition towards domestic food production that is sustainable, carbon-neutral and has a positive effect on nature.

Claire is an Advisory Steering Group member for Defra’s National Pollinator Strategy, scientific advisor for the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and recent expert at the Science, Innovation and Technology Committee oral evidence session on insect declines, member of the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society (BWARS) and Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (RES).

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Selected publications
Other Publications

UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (2023) The UK PoMS Annual report 2022. UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Joint Nature Conservation Committee.


UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (2022). Pan-trap survey data from the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme, 2017-2020. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre.

UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (2022). Flower-insect timed count data from the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme, 2017-2020 version 2. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre