In my role at CEH, I handle, analyse, digitise and visualise spatial data to provide answers to ecological questions. I use both ArcGIS and R spatial packages in these processes, with data derived from remote sensing imagery, field records and verified historical sources. I carry out fieldwork for various research projects, identifying and quantifying calcareous grassland plant species, insect pollinators, moths and birds.
The projects I currently contribute towards include ASSIST and Landscape-scale species monitoring of agri-environment schemes, and I provide spatial and field expertise to additional projects at CEH.
- July 2018 to present: Research Associate (Spatial Modeller and Ecologist), CEH
- 2017: Research Assistant, then Conservation Monitoring Officer, RSPB
- 2016: LEMUR+ Local Environmental Records Centre Trainee based at Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, Ambios
- 2016, 2014: Plant Health Surveyor (Oak Processionary Moth), on behalf of Forestry Commission
- 2014-2015: MSc dissertation with University of Kent/RSPB, investigating impact of marsh harrier hunting pressure on breeding waders
- 2013-2014: Conservation Science Intern, then Conservation Biologist, A Rocha Canada
- MSc Conservation Project Management (Merit), University of Kent, 2015
- BSc Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity, University of Sheffield, 2012
- British Ecological Society