Joe leads and supports technical work on a variety of projects across the Centre with a focus on spatial analysis. He has a particular interest in biodiversity threats and sensitivity analysis, as well as habitat intactness mapping. With his technical knowledge, he also assists with capacity-building workshops in a range of countries.
Prior to joining the Centre, Joe was working as an ecological consultant undertaking protected species surveys and habitat mapping. He graduated from the University of Exeter with an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity, with a thesis researching sexual selection and reproductive isolation in field crickets. Joe also has a BSc in Wildlife Conservation.
Joe lead the analysis for this new screening layer and was the lead author of the resulting paper published in Biological Conservation.
Joe provides technical support for the Norwegian Oil for Development (OfD) Programme, undertaking spatial analysis, remote sensing and capacity building for OfD countries. In particular, Myanmar and Ghana.
Joe undertook a spatial analysis looking at trends of forest in protected areas broken down by global ecological zones between 1992 and 2015.