James is a company director and the technical lead on many bespoke projects.
James originally trained as a biologist studying for a zoology degree at Bristol University, with a particular interest in the marine environment and conservation management. He then went on to do an MSc. in Biological Computation followed by a PhD on invasive species at the University of York. He has experience working on conservation related projects in various parts of the world.
He is an experienced developer in a range of development environments and plays a lead role in many of the more technical projects that exeGesIS SDM gets asked to undertake. In recent years he has worked closely with a range of conservation organisations, both Government and NGO, using new web technologies to improve data access to species and habitat data.
He still attempts to escape the office for a week or two a year and get involved in some real fieldwork to keep his hand in and so that he keeps in touch with all elements of data handling from field collection through to data analysis and presentation (he is a commercially qualified diver – so takes part in marine biological surveys, or undertakes some habitat mapping.)
Away from the office James tries to get outside as much as possible, enjoying diving, sailing, skiing, canoeing and anything else that he gets the chance to do – oh – and he milks cows once a week as well!