Professional summary

Research Interests

Much of my current work involves supporting biological recording schemes, particularly those focussed on botanical recording. My research interests include plant ecology, conservation, biodiversity monitoring and the use of citizen science to support these research areas, as well as the benefits that involvement in such activities can bring to individuals and communities.

Brief CV

2022-present: Botanical Data Assistant, UKCEH

2017-2022: Horticulturalist

2009-2017: Field Ecologist, UKCEH

2009: River Restoration Engineer, Cain Bioengineering

2007: Botanical Surveyor, UKCEH

2006: Voluntary Woodland Ranger, National Trust

Panels, committees and memberships

UKEOF Citizen Science Working Group, UKCEH representative

Trustee of Hailey Community Woodland


  • Pescott Oli; Amy Sam; , 2023, Considerations for the future of the BBS database. <i>Field Bryology</i>, 129, 47-51

  • Amy Sam; Pescott Oli; , 2023, Bryophyte distribution data in iRecord: an introduction to the resource. <i>Field Bryology</i>, 129, 36-46