Joe’s work focusses on providing analytical support to the production of reports and synthesis in the context of CITES, CMS and the implementation of the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. Joe also contributes towards the development of automated systems for the analysis of the wildlife trade data managed by UNEP-WCMC, as well as providing novel data visualisations for species-related analyses assessments.
Joe has an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Leeds, specialising in the analysis of Caspian seal satellite telemetry data. Through his research, Joe developed a background in mammalian movement ecology, data visualisation, and statistical programming. Joe’s field experience concerns both terrestrial and marine mammals, with Action for the Wild and the Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit (CRRU). Joe is also an enthusiastic science communicator, having been involved in numerous outreach projects throughout his career development. Prior to joining UNEP-WCMC, Joe worked in open-access publishing with Nature Research.
Joe supports CITES through the processing and quality checking of CITES annual reports for inclusion in the CITES Trade Database. Joe also contributes to the development of automated systems for the formatting of CITES wildlife trade data, applying his knowledge of Shiny app development to leverage user-friendly front ends.
Joe contributes towards the production of species reviews for the European Union Scientific Review Group, providing evidence in relation to decision making processes for the trade in species listed in the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.