Professional summary

Research Interests

I currently work in the Land Use Group at Lancaster, working as a (spatial) data manager and analyst.  Additionally, I work as a member of the Environmental Informatics Liaison team, supporting the Land Use, Lake Ecosystems and Environmental Data groups, improving data management practices across UKCEH, and running the Environmental Information Data Centre. 

Whilst at UKCEH Lancaster, I have been involved in several large-scale, long-term projects requiring the analysis, maintenance and capture of spatial and non-spatial data, currently including Countryside Survey (both the soils and the habitat/vegetation mapping components), the 'Bunce' Woodland Survey and the Welsh Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme (ERAMMP) .  I was part of the Welsh Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Project Team, contributing to data management, informatics and field survey, 2013-2016.  I was heavily involved in the production of UKCEH's remotely sensed UK products, Land Cover Map 2007 and 2015.

I was previously employed in the Soil Ecology Section at Lancaster/Merlewood until 2006. This followed the completion of an MSc in GIS at Edinburgh in 2003.
During 2002-03, I was involved with fieldwork, fieldwork coordination and data analysis at CEH Merlewood, in two large scale ecological research projects; the Farm-Scale Evaluations of GM crops and Countryside Survey 2000.

Brief CV

  • 2017-present: Land Use Group data manager and Environmental Informatics Liaison, CEH, Lancaster
  • 2006-2017: Land Use Group data manager and Environmental Informatics Liaison, Parr Section, CEH, Lancaster
  • 2003-2006: Scientific Officer, Soil Ecology Group, CEH at Lancaster
  • 2002-2003: MSc Geographical Information Systems, University of Edinburgh. Thesis: "Combating edge effects in landscape pattern analysis: An investigation using Countryside Survey 2000 data"
  • 2001-2002: Casual Scientific Officer, Land Use Section, CEH at Merlewood
  • 1997-2001: MA (Hons 2:i) Geography, University of St Andrews

Blog Articles

Key Words identifying areas of Specialist Expertise

Database management Field studies Soil invertebrate identification Soil analysis
Geographical Information Systems Remote sensing Biological recording Land use change       
 

Spatial analysis 

Scientific information management Data rescue Environmental history
Habitat mapping
 
Database documentation Archiving of scientific data Environmental informatics

 

Qualifications

  • 2021: PhD, 'Gaining new knowledge from historic data: an approach to ecological data rescue, with special reference to UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) long-term land use monitoring data sets',  University of Edinburgh
  • 2006: University Certificate in Biological Recording (Birmingham University)
  • 2002-2003: MSc Geographical Information Systems, University of Edinburgh
  • 1997-2001: MA (Hons 2:i) Geography, University of St Andrews
Link to publications in NORA

Publications

  • Brown, Mike; Bunce, R.G.H.; Carey, Peter; Chandler, Kathy; Crowe, Andrew; Maskell, Lindsay; Norton, Lisa; Scott, Rod; Scott, Andy; Smart, Simon; Stuart, Rick; Wood, Claire; Wright, Simon, Countryside Survey 2007 mapped estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain.

  • Brown, Mike; Bunce, R.G.H.; Carey, Peter; Chandler, Kathy; Crowe, Andrew; Maskell, Lindsay; Norton, Lisa; Scott, Rod; Scott, Andy; Smart, Simon; Stuart, Rick; Wood, Claire; Wright, Simon, Countryside Survey 2007 estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain.

  • Barr, C.J.; Bunce, R.G.H.; Maskell, Lindsay; Norton, Lisa; Scott, Rod; Scott, Andy; Smart, Simon; Stuart, Rick; Whittaker, H.A.; Wood, Claire; Wright, Simon, Countryside Survey 1984 mapped estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain. .

  • Maskell, Lindsay; Henrys, Peter; Norton, Lisa; Smart, Simon; Wood, Claire, Distribution of ash trees in woody linear features in Great Britain.

  • Maskell, Lindsay; Henrys, Peter; Norton, Lisa; Smart, Simon; Wood, Claire, Distribution of individual ash trees in Great Britain.

  • Maskell, Lindsay; Henrys, Peter; Norton, Lisa; Smart, Simon; Wood, Claire, Distribution of ash trees within areas less than half a hectare in Great Britain.

  • Bunce, R.G.H.; Wood, Claire; Henrys, Peter; Smart, Simon; Howard, David; Barr, C.J., Countryside Survey 1978 mapped estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain.

  • Bunce, R.G.H.; Wood, Claire; Henrys, Peter; Smart, Simon; Howard, David; Barr, C.J., Countryside Survey 1978 estimates of Broad Habitat areas in Great Britain.

  • Morton, Daniel; Rowland, Clare; Wood, Claire; Meek, Lorna; Marston, Christopher; Smith, Geoff; Wadsworth, Richard; Simpson, Ian, Land Cover Map 2007 (25m raster, NI).

  • Morton, Daniel; Rowland, Clare; Wood, Claire; Meek, Lorna; Marston, Christopher; Smith, Geoff; Wadsworth, Richard; Simpson, Ian, Land Cover Map 2007 (1km percentage target class, N.Ireland).

  • Morton, Daniel; Rowland, Clare; Wood, Claire; Meek, Lorna; Marston, Christopher; Smith, Geoff; Wadsworth, Richard; Simpson, Ian, Land Cover Map 2007 (1km raster, percentage aggregate class, N.Ireland).

  • Morton, Daniel; Rowland, Clare; Wood, Claire; Meek, Lorna; Marston, Christopher; Smith, Geoff; Wadsworth, Richard; Simpson, Ian, Land Cover Map 2007 (1km dominant target class, N. Ireland).

  • Morton, Daniel; Rowland, Clare; Wood, Claire; Meek, Lorna; Marston, Christopher; Smith, Geoff; Wadsworth, Richard; Simpson, Ian, Land Cover Map 2007 (Vector, N. Ireland).

  • Norton Lisa; Wagner Markus; Wood Claire; Pinder Adam; Brentegani Michele; Hunt Alexander; Risser Hannah; Dodd Beverley; , Soil metrics and vegetation data from pasture fed livestock farms across Great Britain, 2018..

  • Robinson David; Alison Jamie; Andrews Christopher; Brentegani Michele; Chetiu Nicolae-Florian; Dart Susanna; Emmett Bridget; Fitos Eleonora; Garbutt Angus; Gray Alan; Henrys Peter; Hunt Alexander; Keenan Patrick; Keith Aidan; Koblizek Emma; Robinson Inma; Millani Lopes Mazzetto Josiane; Pallett Denise; Dos Santos Pereira Gloria; Pinder Adam; Rose Rob; Rowe Rebecca; Scarlett Peter; Seaton Fiona; Smart Simon; Towill Jennifer; Wagner Markus; Williams Bronwen; Wood Claire; , Topsoil physico-chemical properties from the UKCEH Countryside Survey, Great Britain, 2019.

  • Scarlett Peter; Edwards Francois; Astbury Shaun; Burden Annette; Carter Heather; Emmett Bridget; Garbutt Angus; Henrys Peter; Keenan Patrick; Owen Anthea; Sharps Katrina; Williams Bronwen; Wood Claire; , Headwater stream quality metrics from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016.

  • Botham Marc; Peyton Jodey; Tordoff G.; Edwards M.; Alison Jamie; Astbury Shaun; Burden Annette; Emmett Bridget; Garbutt Angus; Henrys Peter; Owen Anthea; Smart Simon; Sharps Katrina; Williams Bronwen; Wood Claire; , Insect pollinator and flower surveys from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales, 2013 - 2016.

  • Siriwardena G.M.; Taylor R.M.; Norfolk D.; Jones K.; Alison Jamie; Astbury Shaun; Burden Annette; Emmett Bridget; Garbutt Angus; Henrys Peter; Owen Anthea; Smart Simon; Sharps Katrina; Williams Bronwen; Wood Claire; , Bird counts from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016.

  • Robinson Inma; Seaton Fiona; Barrett Gaynor; Alison Jamie; Burden Annette; Emmett Bridget; Garbutt Angus; Robinson David; Williams Bronwen; Wood Claire; , Topsoil particle size distribution from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016.

  • Scarlett Peter; Edwards Francois; Astbury Shaun; Burden Annette; Carter Heather; Emmett Bridget; Garbutt Angus; Henrys Peter; Keenan Patrick; Owen Anthea; Sharps Katrina; Williams Bronwen; Wood Claire; , Pond quality metrics from the Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Wales 2013-2016.