Alan is a world leader in the measurement of biodiversity, creator of a computer program which can estimate biodiversity quality in a range of taxa, researcher in a number of fields and CIEEM Chartered Ecologist. Alan works with Ecosulis as a scientific advisor and non-executive director, as well as a Senior Research Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol University. Previously he was the course Director of the Bristol University MSc. Water and Environmental Management. He is also a fully qualified teacher and a leading researcher in reflective practice.
Alan’s previous research projects include biodiversity assessment of a Candidate World Heritage Site in Turkey and biodiversity assessment of macro fungi. He also undertakes specialist research into the ecology and biodiversity of slime moulds.
During 2015 Alan has:
- Been appointed a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Europe and Central Asia Region
- Travelled to Switzerland on two occasions to attend plenary meetings for the IPBES
- Chaired the CIEEM judging panel for Best Student Projects
- Been a member of editorial boards including Water and Environment Journal and Ecological Indicator Journal
- Reviewed over 15 submitted papers to the above journals
- Become a member of the editorial board for Mikologia Italia
And if that wasn’t enough, Alan also wrote nine publications in 2015:
- IPBES Conceptual Framework: An Unhelpful start
- The occurrence of myxomycetes in wood?
- Biodiversity of Agriculture (as a data set as well as a conference paper)
- 159- Phenols in leaves and bark as Fagus sylvatica as determinates of inset occurrence
- A case study of evidence for showing ‘no net loss’ of bird biodiversity in a development project
- Butterflies and Nitrogen: The Netherlands Experience
- The mycosociology of macro fungi as indicators of the presence of stipitate hydniods
- The response of myxogastrids to soil amendments
Alan is a fundamental member of the Ecosulis team providing the company with an invaluable insight into biodiversity and current research.