Personal profile


Ph.D., University of York, Ecology, 1985
B.A., Oxford University, Zoology, 1982

Research interests

1: Ecology and genetic diversity of UK collembola (springtails).
2: Colonisation patterns and conservation management of industrial wastes.

Research projects

Research Expertise

  • The ecology and taxonomy of Collembola (springtails).
  • The ecology and management of pulverised fuel ash (PFA), and other industrial wastes.
  • The application of multivariate analyses.
  • General identification of UK flora and wildlife.

Professional affiliations

British Ecological Society

Consultancy work

Collembola ID, PFA management

  • April 2013 Collembola survey of Dundreggan estate, Scotland on behalf of "Trees for Life".
  • Jacobs Engineering (advice on Cottam Power station PFA management) 2006.
  • Royal Parks 2003-2006: Monitoring soils and vegetation around Pen Ponds car park after changes to path layout.
  • Lee Valley Park Authority 2003 (management of old PFA orchid areas).


Teaching Expertise:

  • Research methods at all levels from 2nd year to PhD.
  • Residential undergraduate field courses.
  • Invertebrate zoology.
  • Plant Biology.
  • Conservation/biodiversity.
  • General plant biology.


Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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