Resume (CONTINUED)
Extra-Curricular Responsibilities

Professional Affiliations:

     Member of the International Association of Ecology, 2005 - present

     Member of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, 1991-

     Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 1990- present

     Member of the British Ecological Society, 1986 - present

     Member of the Association of Applied Biologists, 1986 1990

Membership of Committees:

     Management Group of NE Scotland Local Biodiversity Partnership, 2005-2006

     Steering Committee of NE Scotland Local Biodiversity Partnership, 2005-2006

     Working Group for the Invertebrate Conservation Initiative in Scotland, 2004-2006

     Scottish Agricultural College, Conservation Liaison Committee, Scotland, 2004-2006

     Steering Committee of the NE Scotland Biological Records Centre, 2000-2006

     Local Biodiversity Group, Habitats and Species Action Plan committee, Aberdeenshire  Council, 1998-2006

     Secretary, International Association for Landscape Ecology, UK Region, 1992-2000

Editorial responsibilities:

     Editorial Board, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Royal Entomological Society (2006 - )

     Editorial Board, Landscape Ecology Book Series, Cambridge University Press (2001-present)

     Editorial Board, Landscape and Urban Planning journal (2003-2007)

     Editorial Board, Journal of Food, Agriculture and Ecosystems (2004-2007)

 
Personal Interests

Natural History
    o Member of the Wildlife Trust
Hill walking and Mountaineering
    o Member of the Pint and Peak Mountaineering Club
Long distance cycling
Caving

    o Member of the South Wales Caving Club 2010-present
    o Member of the South and Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team
2008-present
    o Secretary of the Scottish Cave Rescue Organisation 2000-2006

    o Member of the Scottish Cave Rescue Organisation 1995-2006

    o Member of the Grampian Speleological Group 1995-present

I have a long standing interest in natural history and outdoor pursuits within mountainous and karst areas. I am also an advocate for the value of challenging, non-competitive sports for personal development, fitness, mental and physical health and for the role such pursuits have in fostering trust and friendship amongst participants.

My enthusiasm for natural history is an over-arching interest that arises from spending so much time in wilder areas of land and water. I believe that such wild environments should be conserved for the habitats and species they support in addition to the tremendous human benefits that arise from the continued existence of such natural areas, eloquently described by John Muir in the late 19th to early 20th Century.
Images and descriptions of recent activities:

Hill walk
Caving trip
Cycle
Mountaineering