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 Expert  729227

Expert in Ecology, Pest Management, Entomology, Small Mammals, Behavioural Ecology, Chemical Ecology


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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an applied ecologist with over 10 years research experience. He has led many multidisciplinary international research projects funded through competitve grants received from the European Union, British research councils and British government departments, United Nations organisations and charitable foundations. Much of the research has been carried out in the context of African and Asian ecosystems around issues of agricultural pest management, eco-epidemiology of zoonoses, ecosystem services, conservation, indigenous knowledge systems and community-based research. Expert has acted as an Expert Witness in British court proceedings and acted as an external programme advisor and evaluator for several clients.
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ecology

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entomology

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pest management


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1998   PhD   Entomology: Ecology of the Deathwatch Beetle, Xestobium Rufovillosum   Birkbeck College, University of London, UK  
1994   MSc   Entomology: Oviposition Behaviour of Callosobruchus Maculatus   Birkbeck College, University of London, UK  
1990   BA   Biology   University of Vermont, USA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Natural Resources Institute

 

Ecologist, Principal Scientist

 

Research in the field of Applied Ecology specialising in the management of vertebrate and insect pests affecting people living in rural and urban communities in developing countries. More than ten years experience working in collaboration with scientists and farmers in many African and Asian countries, leading large multidisciplinary research projects, and providing educational development from PhD supervision through to on-the-job capacity building.

1994 to 1998

 

Birkbeck College

 


 

Research Fellow

 

Research on the deathwatch beetle as part of an EC collaborative research framework grant.

1990 to 1992

 

United States Peace Corps

 


 

Volunteer

 

Teaching and agricultural specialist based in Mali


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, UK (FRES); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA).

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board for the journal Wildlife Research; International organising and scientific committees for the International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management and the African Small Mammal Conference.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

More than 50 peer-reviewed publications, more than 10 book chapters, editor of 1 book, more than 12 keynote and invited conference presentations, more than 20 popular press articles, frequent media appearances on TV and radio in many countries including one nature documentary produced by the Discovery Channel, USA.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Wildlife Research  
 - International Journal of Pest Management  
 - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry  
 - PLoS Medicine  
 - American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to 2009   United Nations Development Programme   Consultant   Led a team of 12 scientists on a mission to Chittagong Hill Tracts to investigate outbreaks of rodents and regional famine
1998 to 2010   UK Department for International Development   Project Leader   Several multidisciplinary research and development projects competitively won based in various African and Asian countries
1998 to 2010   European Commission   Principal Investigator   Leader of several FP5, FP6 and EDF funded research projects.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Acting as an expert witness in United Kingdom Arbitration Court case M/V Darya Radhe 2007 where he acted on behalf of nine Respondents. Case was about rodent infestation and international shipping
  • Leading a team of 12 scientists on a mission to the Chittagong Hill Tracts to investigate outbreaks of rodents and regional famine.
  • Advising and peer-reviewing research programmes commissioned by the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
United Kingdom Arbitration Court case M/V Darya Radhe 2007 where Expert acted on behalf of nine Respondents. Case was about rodent infestation and international shipping.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to   Global   Overseas experience within the context of multi-year research projects in many countries throughout Africa and Asia, mostly consisting of project visits of 2-4 weeks duration scattered over the life of the project. Experience is mainly but not exclusively in the following: China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Madagascar, Malawi, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Australia.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Fluent
Bambara - spoken in Mali   Intermediate
German   Basic

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Rodent biology and management particularly in context of Asia and Africa with a focus on ecologically-based rodent management. rodent zoonosis and infectious diseases, particularly risk reduction and surveillance.

Other Skills and Services

Managing and leading large teams of scientists, government and non-government officials from different organisations and contexts who are brought together to work within the context of projects and programmes.


 

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