• Ben Averis

    Ben Averis is a consultant botanist who has been using the NVC since 1986. He is the author of Plants and Habitats: an introduction to common plants and their habitats in Britain and Ireland (2013) and a co-author of An illustrated Guide to British Upland Vegetation (JNCC 2004). Read More

  • Tom Stevenson

    After completing his studies at the University of Manchester and subsequently at King’s College London, Tom began working in 1989 as a research assistant at the University Marine Biological Station on the Isle of Cumbrae, now reincarnated and rejuvenated as the Field Studies Council (Millport) Centre. Involvement in a wide… Read More

  • Pippa Cowley

    Pippa Cowley is a senior tutor for FSC Blencathra Centre, teaching geography, biology, and geology field studies. Prior to the joining the FSC, she worked for Staffordshire Outdoor Education Centres instructing a wide range of outdoor activities. She holds the Summer Mountain Leader award and is experienced in leading groups… Read More

  • Alanna Cooper

    Alanna Cooper is a botanist and is principal ecologist at a local environmental and engineering consultancy. She has experience of botanical survey work and habitat management in both Canada and the UK for a diverse variety of habitats. She is actively involved in the Wildflower Society and BSBI and is… Read More

  • Karen Van Oostrum

    Karen van Oostrum has a love of plants and the environment, underpinned by a solid understanding of plant adaptability, physiology and genetics. A Biology graduate of Oxford University with a Ph.D. in wheat genetics, Karen was Head of Education at Cambridge University Botanic Garden from 2006 – 2012. Karen specialises… Read More

  • Tim Harris

    Tim Harris has been a keen naturalist since childhood and has written many books and articles about birds, invertebrates and bats for publishers including National Geographic, Bloomsbury, the RSPB and BBC Wildlife. Tim has a particular interest in Britain’s moths and butterflies and runs several moth traps near his London… Read More

  • Andrew Fusek-Peters

    Andrew Fusek Peters is a highly published conservation photographer currently under commission to the National Trust and Natural England. His books include Wilderland, Wildlife and Wonder from the Shropshire Borders, and Upland, Shropshire’s Long Mynd and Stiperstones‘Upland is my kind of book. A passionately written and lavishly illustrated account of… Read More

  • Fiona Gomersall

    Fiona Gomersall is a trained biology teacher and skilled field botanist. She is Conservation Officer at Shropshire Wildlife Trust and is an active member of the Shropshire Botanical Society. Fiona’s monitoring and botanical survey work takes her all over the county to the 40 nature reserves and several hundred local… Read More

  • Kevin Clements

    Kevin Clements is a County Bird Recorder and Deputy Chairman of the West Midlands Bird Club. An experienced field ornithologist and naturalist, he has worked for many organisations in conservation and biological recording. Birding has taken him throughout the country and inspired him to pass on his knowledge and love… Read More

  • Peter Boardman

    Pete first got into flies after volunteering with Liverpool Museum’s entomological department in the early 1990s, with support from Tom Mawdsley and Richard Underwood. He ‘discovered’ craneflies when county moth recorder for Shropshire and chose them as a dissertation subject for his MSc in the mid 2000s. Following this he… Read More