Mark O'Connell (ERT Conservation)
Mark has over 25 years experience in conservation and ecology. His research focuses primarily on the impacts of human activities on species, habitats and diversity. He has particular expertise in the use of geographical information systems (GIS). Further information HERE.
Rachel White (University of Brighton)
Rachel is an ecologist and conservation scientist with research interests, encompassing: applied avian ecology/conservation, patterns and drivers of trait variation/extinction risk, and large-scale ecology. In particular, this focuses on the impacts of both threatening processes and conservation actions on biodiversity. Rachel works with large datasets, natural history collections, and citizen science data. She is also interested in urban ecology and ways to engage members of the public in the natural world and on issues related to ecology and the environment. Although the majority of her research to date has been on birds, she also works with a variety of endangered and endemic species. Further information HERE.