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My role involves applying spatial techniques to explore some of the challenges facing ecology. I contribute my expertise to a variety of projects, including ASSIST and Landscape-scale species monitoring of agri-environment schemes, through spatial data analysis, modelling and visualisation using GIS, as well as field identification and survey techniques.
I use data products such as UKCEH Land Cover Maps and UKCEH Land Cover® plus: Crops maps to investigate spatio-temporal effects of land use and land cover, drawing in additional datasets derived from remote sensing imagery, field records and verified historical sources. I use both ArcGIS and R spatial packages in these processes day-to-day.
My field expertise includes identification of botanical species and birds, as well as developing identification of pollinating insects. Survey techniques include quadrats, transects, point counts, and using a GPS to locate and record data.
- July 2018 to present: Research Associate (Spatial Modeller and Ecologist), CEH
- 2017: Research Assistant, then Conservation Monitoring Officer, RSPB
- 2016: Trainee at Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, through LEMUR+ and 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