Joe provides support to a variety of projects within the Science Programme and other Programmes across the Centre. In particular, he is using his GIS and data knowledge to provide mapping and other technical support.
Before joining the Centre, Joe was working for an ecological consultancy where he was undertaking protected species surveys and habitat mapping work. Prior to this, he was working on the University of Exeter’s Sparrow Weaver Project in South Africa as a Research Assistant, which involved fieldwork, data management and undertaking the project’s mapping. Joe graduated from the University of Exeter with an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity, with a thesis researching sexual selection and reproductive isolation in field crickets. Joe also has a BSc in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Northampton.
Joe is working on threat mapping, in order to assess the availability of spatial information on different pressures and threats facing biodiversity globally and relevance to the private sector.
Joe is supporting the finance sector through the Natural Capital Finance Alliance to compile natural capital data inventories suitable for integration into financial risk models.