6002 John Tweddle | Natural History Museum

Dr John Tweddle

Dr John Tweddle

Head of Angela Marmont Centre

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Angela Marmont Centre

Specialisms

UK biodiversity, citizen science, ecology, palaeoecology, public engagement with science, science communication

Summary

An ecologist and palaeoecologist, I am Head of the Museum’s Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC) and academic lead for the Museum's citizen science programme. The AMC forms a hub for partnership-based UK natural history engagement, training and research, and provides a focus for the Museum’s citizen science programme. The AMC team run a wide range of projects that collectively aim to further the study and understanding of the UK’s biodiversity and geodiversity. We work closely with the UK’s amateur-expert naturalist community and this is reflected in our mission to inspire and support existing and future naturalists. Projects range from citizen science surveys, to answering public identification enquiries, provision of wildlife identification training and resources, and research into critical aspects of the UK’s biodiversity. The AMC also acts as a free drop in resource centre where UK natural history enthusiasts of all abilities can further their interest by accessing UK reference collections, library materials, microscopes and expertise. Fostering active involvement in UK biodiversity and geodiversity science and supporting the UK’s taxonomic and biological recording capability are key drivers for our work. Prior to my current role I worked on the Big Lottery Funded OPAL citizen science programme and the UK Species Inventory – the UK’s master checklist of biodiversity and primary source of naming for national and global exchange of UK wildlife observation data. I am a member of the British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group and was a founding Steering Committee member for the Citizen Science Association.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, The University of Sheffield, Archaeology and Prehistory, 1996 - 2000

BA (Hons), The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1996

Employment history

Academic

Head of Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

OPAL Project Manager, The Natural History Museum, Botany, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2011

Data Manager for NBN Species Inventory, The Natural History Museum, Botany, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2007

Seed Information Database Coordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Millennium Seedbank, United Kingdom, 2001 - 2003

Consultant Palynologist and Plant Macrofossil Analyst, University of Sheffield, Archaeology and Prehistory, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2000

Highlighted publications

Bates AJ, Lakeman FraserP, Robinson L, Tweddle JC, Sadler JP, et al. (2015) The OPAL bugs count survey: exploring the effects of urbanisation and habitat characteristics using citizen science. Urban Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s11252-015-0470-8

West S, Tweddle J (2014) Identification Trainers for the Future - Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts. In Practice, 86 : 23 - 25.

Robinson LD, Tweddle JC, Postles MC, West SE, Sewell J (2013) Guide to running a BioBlitz 2.0. Natural History Museum, Bristol Natural History Consortium, University of York and Marine Biological Association :

Roy HE, Pocock MJO, Preston CD, Roy DB, Savage J, et al (2012) Understanding citizen science and environmental monitoring. : NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Tweddle JC, Robinson LD, Pocock MJ, Roy HE (2012) Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for UK-EOF :

Tweddle JC, Edwards KJ (2010) Pollen preservation zones as an interpretative tool in Holocene palynology. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 161 (1-2) : 59 - 76. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.03.004

Grants

Delivery phase - Identification Trainers for the Future
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: HLF - Heritage Lottery Funds
Total value £463,700 (to Museum £463,700)
Dates: 2014 - 2018

Development phase - Identification Trainers for the Future
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: HLF - Heritage Lottery Funds
Total value £36,473.94 (to Museum £16,800)
Dates: 2013 - 2014

Decoding NAture (Tree School Project: Phase 3)
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Cothill Educational Trust
Total value £259,816 (to Museum £259,816)
Dates: 2013 - 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries
Funding: AHRC
Total value £1,564,148 (to Museum £90,509.34)
Dates: 2013 - 2017

3EBC

Committees

Member, Advisory Board, Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL), 2015 - on going.

Member, Steering Committee, Citizen Science Association, 2013 - 2015.

Memberships

Member, British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group.

Member, Quaternary Research Association.

Member, British Myriapod and Isopod Group.

Member, Citizen Science Association.

Events

Workshop Attendance

Invited speaker, Watercolour weekend at the Queen's Gallery (Maria Merian's butterflies/metamorphosis), (Workshop),

Publications

Robinson LD, Cawthray JL, Lee D, Tweddle J (2016) Citizen science: authentic science research at the natural history museum, In: Museum participation: new directions for audience collaboration, McSweeney K, Kavanagh J (Eds). Museums Etc :

Fearnhead FE, Feneru F, Fisher C, Rumsey F, Tweddle J (2015) The Identification & Advisory Service. 44 : 28 - 32.

Bates AJ, Lakeman FraserP, Robinson L, Tweddle JC, Sadler JP, West SE, Norman S, Batson M, Davies L (2015) The OPAL bugs count survey: exploring the effects of urbanisation and habitat characteristics using citizen science. Urban Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s11252-015-0470-8

West S, Tweddle J (2014) Identification Trainers for the Future - Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts. In Practice, 86 : 23 - 25.

Garner B, Tweddle J (2013) Biodiversity: what does it mean to you?.

Robinson LD, Tweddle JC (2013) OPAL Community Environment Report: exploring nature together. ISBN: 978-0-9574377-0-8. null :

Robinson LD, Tweddle JC, Postles MC, West SE, Sewell J (2013) Guide to running a BioBlitz 2.0. Natural History Museum, Bristol Natural History Consortium, University of York and Marine Biological Association :

Roy HE, Pocock MJO, Preston CD, Roy DB, Savage J, Tweddle JC, Robinson LD (2012) Understanding citizen science and environmental monitoring. : NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Tweddle JC, Robinson LD, Pocock MJ, Roy HE (2012) Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for UK-EOF :

Hemment D, El-sherbini Y, Buontempo C, Tweddle J (2011) 100 years of climate change: a night-time audio walk. Leonardo, 44 : 68 - 69.

Nold C, Tweddle J, Ellis R, Hemment D, Wynne B (2011) Biotagging Manchester: interdisciplinary exploration of biodiversity. Leonardo, 44 : 66 - 67.

Tweddle J (2011) London BioBlitz.

Tweddle JC, Edwards KJ (2010) Pollen preservation zones as an interpretative tool in Holocene palynology. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 161 (1-2) : 59 - 76. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.03.004

Moles AT, Ackerly DD, Tweddle JC, Dickie JB, Smith R, Leishman MR, Mayfield MM, Pitman A, Wood JT, Westoby M (2007) Global patterns in seed size. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16 : 109 - 116. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00259.x

Rudd M, Tweddle JC (2007) Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL). 203 : 3 - 5.

Hussey C, Wilkinson S, Tweddle J (2006) Delivering a name-server for biodiversity information. Data Science Journal, 5 : 18 - 28. doi: 10.2481/dsj.5.18

Moles AT (2005) Response to Comment on "A Brief History of Seed Size". Science, 310 (5749) : 783b - 783b. doi: 10.1126/science.1116276

Moles AT, Ackerly DD, Webb CO, Tweddle JC, Dickie JB, Pitman AJ, Westoby M (2005) Factors that shape seed mass evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102 (30) : 10540 - 10544. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0501473102

Moles AT (2005) A Brief History of Seed Size. Science, 307 (5709) : 576 - 580. doi: 10.1126/science.1104863

Tweddle JC, Edwards KJ, Fieller NRJ (2005) Multivariate statistical and other approaches for the separation of cereal from wild Poaceae pollen using a large Holocene dataset. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 14 (1) : 15 - 30. doi: 10.1007/s00334-005-0064-0

Tweddle JC, Dickie JB, Baskin CC, Baskin JM (2003) Ecological aspects of seed desiccation sensitivity. Journal of Ecology, 91 (2) : 294 - 304. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2745.2003.00760.x

Bone J, Turner R, Tweddle JC (2003) The Millennium Seed Bank Project’s specimen and taxon databases, In: Seed conservation: turning science into practice, SMITH RD, DICKIE JB, LININGTON SL, PRITCHARD HW, PROBERT RJ (Eds). Royal Botanic Gardens Kew :

Tweddle JC (2001) Regional Vegetational History, In: The Quaternary of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, BATEMAN MD, BUCKLAND PC, FREDERICK CD, WHITEHOUSE NJ (Eds). null :

Fain A, Hurst GDD, Tweddle JC, Lachlan RF, Majerus MEN, Britt DP (1995) Description and observations of two new species of Hemisarcoptidae from deutonymphs phoretic on Coccinellidae in Britain. International Journal of Acarology, 21 : 99 - 106.

Courses taught

Postgraduate: 2015 NERC ATSC Quaternary Palaeoecology
NHM
11/2015 - 12/2015.

Postgraduate: 2014 NERC ATSC Quaternary Palaeoecology
NHM
12/2014.

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Citizen science: generating biodiversity understanding and connecting people with nature in a changing world, The Call of the Wild (2-day symposium and workshop): Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 11/6/2016.

Invited speaker, Orchid Observers: combining field and collections-based citizen science to investigate the biotic impacts of climate change, Biotic response to environmental change: 27/11/2015.

From Buying In to Integrating Citizen Science at Your Organization: Sharing Concrete Tools and Stories, Association of Science and Technology Centers Conference: Montreal, Canada, 19/10/2015.

Invited speaker, Crowdsourcing Europe, NBN Crowdsourcing Data Capture Summit: 25/9/2015.

Keynote speaker, The role and potential of citizen science, Wales Biodiversity Partnership Annual Conference: Aberystwyth, Wales, 10/9/2015.

Invited speaker, BioBlitz: a UK perspective, Australian Citizen Science Association conference: Canberra, Australia, 25/7/2015.

Invited speaker, The social impacts of citizen science, Australian Citizen Science Association conference: Canberra, Australia, 24/7/2015.

Furthering Science and public engagement: natural history museums as centers to develop and promote citizen science, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 12/2/2015.

Decoding NAture: balancing student participation and cutting-edge research, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 12/2/2015.

Citizen science in schools: addressing challenges and maximising impact, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 11/2/2015.

Beyond transcription: realising the research potential of museum specimens through citizen science, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 11/2/2015.

Invited speaker, Introducing: identification trainers for the future, NBN Annual Conference: Climate, Collaboration and Collection - informing the new conservation agenda: Royal Society, London, 21/11/2014.

Decoding NAture: engaging school pupils in biodiversity research through citizen science, NRG BESS Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability: University of Southampton, Southampton, 8/9/2014.

Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2014 - Progress in Digitisation: 26/6/2014.

Invited speaker, Motivation in citizen science: why bother?, British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting: 1/11/2013.

Invited speaker, Citizen science: motivating participation, Eye on Earth First User Conference: Dublin, Ireland, 3/3/2015.

Guest lectures

Invited speaker, Citizen Science and natural history: a perfect match, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival: 2/5/2014.

Invited speaker, Supporting UK natural history understanding: public engagement at the NHM, Botanical Society of the British Isles Annual Exhibition Meeting: 23/11/2013.

Invited speaker, Citizen science and ecology: a perfect match, The role and unique contribution of citizen science to ecological research: Rothamsted Research, 18/7/2013.

Invited speaker, Working with the UK’s recording community: examples from the NHM, The role of museum collections in biological recording. Plenary meeting of the Linnean Society Taxonomy and Systematics Committee: Linnaean Society, London,

Introduction

Summary

An ecologist and palaeoecologist, I am Head of the Museum’s Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC) and academic lead for the Museum's citizen science programme. The AMC forms a hub for partnership-based UK natural history engagement, training and research, and provides a focus for the Museum’s citizen science programme. The AMC team run a wide range of projects that collectively aim to further the study and understanding of the UK’s biodiversity and geodiversity. We work closely with the UK’s amateur-expert naturalist community and this is reflected in our mission to inspire and support existing and future naturalists. Projects range from citizen science surveys, to answering public identification enquiries, provision of wildlife identification training and resources, and research into critical aspects of the UK’s biodiversity. The AMC also acts as a free drop in resource centre where UK natural history enthusiasts of all abilities can further their interest by accessing UK reference collections, library materials, microscopes and expertise. Fostering active involvement in UK biodiversity and geodiversity science and supporting the UK’s taxonomic and biological recording capability are key drivers for our work. Prior to my current role I worked on the Big Lottery Funded OPAL citizen science programme and the UK Species Inventory – the UK’s master checklist of biodiversity and primary source of naming for national and global exchange of UK wildlife observation data. I am a member of the British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group and was a founding Steering Committee member for the Citizen Science Association.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, The University of Sheffield, Archaeology and Prehistory, 1996 - 2000

BA (Hons), The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1996

Employment history

Academic

Head of Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

OPAL Project Manager, The Natural History Museum, Botany, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2011

Data Manager for NBN Species Inventory, The Natural History Museum, Botany, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2007

Seed Information Database Coordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Millennium Seedbank, United Kingdom, 2001 - 2003

Consultant Palynologist and Plant Macrofossil Analyst, University of Sheffield, Archaeology and Prehistory, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2000

Highlighted publications

Bates AJ, Lakeman FraserP, Robinson L, Tweddle JC, Sadler JP, et al. (2015) The OPAL bugs count survey: exploring the effects of urbanisation and habitat characteristics using citizen science. Urban Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s11252-015-0470-8

West S, Tweddle J (2014) Identification Trainers for the Future - Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts. In Practice, 86 : 23 - 25.

Robinson LD, Tweddle JC, Postles MC, West SE, Sewell J (2013) Guide to running a BioBlitz 2.0. Natural History Museum, Bristol Natural History Consortium, University of York and Marine Biological Association :

Roy HE, Pocock MJO, Preston CD, Roy DB, Savage J, et al (2012) Understanding citizen science and environmental monitoring. : NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Tweddle JC, Robinson LD, Pocock MJ, Roy HE (2012) Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for UK-EOF :

Tweddle JC, Edward 2163 s KJ (2010) Pollen preservation zones as an interpretative tool in Holocene palynology. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 161 (1-2) : 59 - 76. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.03.004

Projects

Grants

Delivery phase - Identification Trainers for the Future
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: HLF - Heritage Lottery Funds
Total value £463,700 (to Museum £463,700)
Dates: 2014 - 2018

Development phase - Identification Trainers for the Future
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: HLF - Heritage Lottery Funds
Total value £36,473.94 (to Museum £16,800)
Dates: 2013 - 2014

Decoding NAture (Tree School Project: Phase 3)
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Cothill Educational Trust
Total value £259,816 (to Museum £259,816)
Dates: 2013 - 2016

Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries
Funding: AHRC
Total value £1,564,148 (to Museum £90,509.34)
Dates: 2013 - 2017

Professional activities

Committees

Member, Advisory Board, Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL), 2015 - on going.

Member, Steering Committee, Citizen Science Association, 2013 - 2015.

Memberships

Member, British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group.

Member, Quaternary Research Association.

Member, British Myriapod and Isopod Group.

Member, Citizen Science Association.

Events

Workshop Attendance

Invited speaker, Watercolour weekend at the Queen's Gallery (Maria Merian's butterflies/metamorphosis), (Workshop),

Publications

Publications

Robinson LD, Cawthray JL, Lee D, Tweddle J (2016) Citizen science: authentic science research at the natural history museum, In: Museum participation: new directions for audience collaboration, McSweeney K, Kavanagh J (Eds). Museums Etc :

Fearnhead FE, Feneru F, Fisher C, Rumsey F, Tweddle J (2015) The Identification & Advisory Service. 44 : 28 - 32.

Bates AJ, Lakeman FraserP, Robinson L, Tweddle JC, Sadler JP, West SE, Norman S, Batson M, Davies L (2015) The OPAL bugs count survey: exploring the effects of urbanisation and habitat characteristics using citizen science. Urban Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s11252-015-0470-8

West S, Tweddle J (2014) Identification Trainers for the Future - Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts. In Practice, 86 : 23 - 25.

Garner B, Tweddle J (2013) Biodiversity: what does it mean to you?.

Robinson LD, Tweddle JC (2013) OPAL Community Environment Report: exploring nature together. ISBN: 978-0-9574377-0-8. null :

Robinson LD, Tweddle JC, Postles MC, West SE, Sewell J (2013) Guide to running a BioBlitz 2.0. Natural History Museum, Bristol Natural History Consortium, University of York and Marine Biological Association :

Roy HE, Pocock MJO, Preston CD, Roy DB, Savage J, Tweddle JC, Robinson LD (2012) Understanding citizen science and environmental monitoring. : NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Tweddle JC, Robinson LD, Pocock MJ, Roy HE (2012) Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for UK-EOF :

Hemment D, El-sherbini Y, Buontempo C, Tweddle J (2011) 100 years of climate change: a night-time audio walk. Leonardo, 44 : 68 - 69.

Nold C, Tweddle J, Ellis R, Hemment D, Wynne B (2011) Biotagging Manchester: interdisciplinary exploration of biodiversity. Leonardo, 44 : 66 - 67.

Tweddle J (2011) London BioBlitz.

Tweddle JC, Edwards KJ (2010) Pollen preservation zones as an interpretative tool in Holocene palynology. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 161 (1-2) : 59 - 76. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.03.004

Moles AT, Ackerly DD, Tweddle JC, Dickie JB, Smith R, Leishman MR, Mayfield MM, Pitman A, Wood JT, Westoby M (2007) Global patterns in seed size. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16 : 109 - 116. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00259.x

Rudd M, Tweddle JC (2007) Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL). 203 : 3 - 5.

Hussey C, Wilkinson S, Tweddle J (2006) Delivering a name-server for biodiversity information. Data Science Journal, 5 : 18 - 28. doi: 10.2481/dsj.5.18

Moles AT (2005) Response to Comment on "A Brief History of Seed Size". Science, 310 (5749) : 783b - 783b. doi: 10.1126/science.1116276

Moles AT, Ackerly DD, Webb CO, Tweddle JC, Dickie JB, Pitman AJ, Westoby M (2005) Factors that shape seed mass evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102 (30) : 10540 - 10544. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0501473102

Moles AT (2005) A Brief History of Seed Size. Science, 307 (5709) : 576 - 580. doi: 10.1126/science.1104863

Tweddle JC, Edwards KJ, Fieller NRJ (2005) Multivariate statistical and other approaches for the separation of cereal from wild Poaceae pollen using a large Holocene dataset. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 14 (1) : 15 - 30. doi: 10.1007/s00334-005-0064-0

Tweddle JC, Dickie JB, Baskin CC, Baskin JM (2003) Ecological aspects of seed desiccation sensitivity. Journal of Ecology, 91 (2) : 294 - 304. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2745.2003.00760.x

Bone J, Turner R, Tweddle JC (2003) The Millennium Seed Bank Project’s specimen and taxon databases, In: 2C1F Seed conservation: turning science into practice, SMITH RD, DICKIE JB, LININGTON SL, PRITCHARD HW, PROBERT RJ (Eds). Royal Botanic Gardens Kew :

Tweddle JC (2001) Regional Vegetational History, In: The Quaternary of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, BATEMAN MD, BUCKLAND PC, FREDERICK CD, WHITEHOUSE NJ (Eds). null :

Fain A, Hurst GDD, Tweddle JC, Lachlan RF, Majerus MEN, Britt DP (1995) Description and observations of two new species of Hemisarcoptidae from deutonymphs phoretic on Coccinellidae in Britain. International Journal of Acarology, 21 : 99 - 106.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Postgraduate: 2015 NERC ATSC Quaternary Palaeoecology
NHM
11/2015 - 12/2015.

Postgraduate: 2014 NERC ATSC Quaternary Palaeoecology
NHM
12/2014.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Citizen science: generating biodiversity understanding and connecting people with nature in a changing world, The Call of the Wild (2-day symposium and workshop): Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 11/6/2016.

Invited speaker, Orchid Observers: combining field and collections-based citizen science to investigate the biotic impacts of climate change, Biotic response to environmental change: 27/11/2015.

From Buying In to Integrating Citizen Science at Your Organization: Sharing Concrete Tools and Stories, Association of Science and Technology Centers Conference: Montreal, Canada, 19/10/2015.

Invited speaker, Crowdsourcing Europe, NBN Crowdsourcing Data Capture Summit: 25/9/2015.

Keynote speaker, The role and potential of citizen science, Wales Biodiversity Partnership Annual Conference: Aberystwyth, Wales, 10/9/2015.

Invited speaker, BioBlitz: a UK perspective, Australian Citizen Science Association conference: Canberra, Australia, 25/7/2015.

Invited speaker, The social impacts of citizen science, Australian Citizen Science Association conference: Canberra, Australia, 24/7/2015.

Furthering Science and public engagement: natural history museums as centers to develop and promote citizen science, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 12/2/2015.

Decoding NAture: balancing student participation and cutting-edge research, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 12/2/2015.

Citizen science in schools: addressing challenges and maximising impact, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 11/2/2015.

Beyond transcription: realising the research potential of museum specimens through citizen science, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 11/2/2015.

Invited speaker, Introducing: identification trainers for the future, NBN Annual Conference: Climate, Collaboration and Collection - informing the new conservation agenda: Royal Society, London, 21/11/2014.

Decoding NAture: engaging school pupils in biodiversity research through citizen science, NRG BESS Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability: University of Southampton, Southampton, 8/9/2014.

Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2014 - Progress in Digitisation: 26/6/2014.

Invited speaker, Motivation in citizen science: why bother?, British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting: 1/11/2013.

Invited speaker, Citizen science: motivating participation, Eye on Earth First User Conference: Dublin, Ireland, 3/3/2015.

Guest lectures

Invited speaker, Citizen Science and natural history: a perfect match, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival: 2/5/2014.

Invited speaker, Supporting UK natural history understanding: public engagement at the NHM, Botanical Society of the British Isles Annual Exhibition Meeting: 23/11/2013.

Invited speaker, Citizen science and ecology: a perfect match, The role and unique contribution of citizen science to ecological research: Rothamsted Research, 18/7/2013.

Invited speaker, Working with the UK’s recording community: examples from the NHM, The role of museum collections in biological recording. Plenary meeting of the Linnean Society Taxonomy and Systematics Committee: Linnaean Society, London,

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