In addition to protected species surveys in the UK, his specialization in herpetological fieldwork and research has led to involvement in projects in the Caribbean islands, providing internationally renowned conservation organizations, local NGO’s and Government Departments, with field and technical services assessing the conservation status and ecological requirements of critically endangered species.
He has worked with some of the most endangered reptile species in the world (St Lucia racer snake, Barbados leaf toed gecko, Lesser Antillean iguana) – work that has contributed to reclassification of IUCN Red List status and informed recovery programmes.
His recent research has employed a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the processes of biological invasions (spatial and population growth modelling, behavioural interactions, citizen science and socio-ecological discourse analysis, functional ecology) using the introduction of common wall lizard to the UK and Vancouver Island as an evolving case study.
Other main areas of interest include freshwater ecology, pond creation/restoration, and human-wildlife interactions.
Qualified with a Ph.D from University of Leeds, an MRes Ecology from University of Brighton and a BSc (Hons) Zoology at University of Derby, his recent work includes projects on Invasion ecology of common wall lizard in the UK and Vancouver Island, BC.
He also worked in the assessment of conservation status of Lesser Antillean Iguana on Anguilla, conservation assessment and ecological research into the Barbados leaf toed gecko, rat eradications and snake surveys on offshore islands of Antigua and the control of invasive green iguana and endangered reptile/bird surveys on St Lucia.Our team