Mr Simon Rycroft

Mr Simon Rycroft

Senior Developer, Biodiversity Informatics

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
Phone: 02079426279
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Specialisms

Aegir, Drupal, System administration

Summary

I am originally from Skipton, North Yorkshire, but moved to Glasgow to study Immunology at the University of Glasgow. Straight after receiving my degree in Immunology, I also studied for an MSc in Information Technology, resulting in a change of career path into computing, and more specifically web development. My experience in the biological sciences now helps me better understand many of the demands of developing web sites for the science staff at the museum - a job that I thoroughly enjoy.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2003

BSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2002

Highlighted publications

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION, doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, et al. (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZOOKEYS, 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, et al. (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZOOKEYS, 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Publications

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION, doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Brake I, Duin D, De VeldeIV, Smith VS, Rycroft SD (2011) Who learns from whom? Supporting users and developers of a major biodiversity e-infrastructure.. ZooKeys, 177 - 192. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2191

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZOOKEYS, 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Rycroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith VS (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZOOKEYS, 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Blagoderov V, Georgiev T, Penev L, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining Taxonomic Publication. EDIT Newsletter, 24 : 10 - 12.

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith VS, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson NF, Morris RA, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson FC, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZOOKEYS, 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Harman KT, Scott B, Roberts D (2009) Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life. BMC BIOINFORMATICS, 10 : doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S6

Rycroft S, Smith V, Roberts D (null) Scratchpads: getting biodiversity online, redefining publication. Jones AC (Eds). Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modelling and managing biodiversity knowledge, 10 - 10 7 7http://biodiversity.cs.cf.ac.uk/bncod/proceedings2008.html

Roberts D, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Harman K, Scott B, Smith VS (2008) Getting Taxonomy onto the Web. The Systematist, 30 : 3 - 10.

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Roberts D (2008) Scratchpads: Getting Biodiversity online, redefining publication. Proceedings of the British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) 2008 "Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modeling and managing biodiversity knowledge",

Invited and keynote speaker

Click to submit: rapid publication through Scratchpads and the Biodiversity Data Journal, MONOCOTS V: 5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons: 8/7/2013.

Introduction

Summary

I am originally from Skipton, North Yorkshire, but moved to Glasgow to study Immunology at the University of Glasgow. Straight after receiving my degree in Immunology, I also studied for an MSc in Information Technology, resulting in a change of career path into computing, and more specifically web development. My experience in the biological sciences now helps me better understand many of the demands of developing web sites for the science staff at the museum - a job that I thoroughly enjoy.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2003

BSc, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2002

Highlighted publications

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION, doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, et al. (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZOOKEYS, 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, et al. (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZOOKEYS, 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Publications

Publications

Baker E, Price BW, Rycroft SD, Hill J, Smith VS (2015) BioAcoustica: a free and open repository and analysis platform for bioacoustics. DATABASE-THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL DATABASES AND CURATION, doi: 10.1093/database/bav054

Brake I, Duin D, De VeldeIV, Smith VS, Rycroft SD (2011) Who learns from whom? Supporting users and developers of a major biodiversity e-infrastructure.. ZooKeys, 177 - 192. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2191

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Scott B, Baker E, Livermore L, Blagoderov V, Roberts D (2011) Scratchpads 2.0: a Virtual Research Environment supporting scholarly collaboration, communication and data publication in biodiversity science. ZOOKEYS, 53 - 70. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.150.2193

Blagoderov V, Brake I, Georgiev T, Penev L, Roberts D, Rycroft S, Scott B, Agosti D, Catapano T, Smith VS (2010) Streamlining taxonomic publication: a working example with Scratchpads and ZooKeys. ZOOKEYS, 17 - 28. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.539

Blagoderov V, Georgiev T, Penev L, Rycroft S, Scott B, Smith V (2010) Streamlining Taxonomic Publication. EDIT Newsletter, 24 : 10 - 12.

Penev L, Agosti D, Georgiev T, Catapano T, Miller J, Blagoderov V, Roberts D, Smith VS, Brake I, Ryrcroft S, Scott B, Johnson NF, Morris RA, Sautter G, Chavan V, Robertson T, Remsen D, Stoev P, Parr C, Knapp S, Kress WJ, Thompson FC, Erwin T (2010) Semantic tagging of and semantic enhancements to systematics papers: ZooKeys working examples. ZOOKEYS, 1 - 16. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.50.538

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Harman KT, Scott B, Roberts D (2009) Scratchpads: a data-publishing framework to build, share and manage information on the diversity of life. BMC BIOINFORMATICS, 10 : doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S6

Rycroft S, Smith V, Roberts D (null) Scratchpads: getting biodiversity online, redefining publication. Jones AC (Eds). Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modelling and managing biodiversity knowledge, 10 - 10 7 7http://biodiversity.cs.cf.ac.uk/bncod/proceedings2008.html

Roberts D, Rycroft SD, Brake I, Harman K, Scott B, Smith VS (2008) Getting Taxonomy onto the Web. The Systematist, 30 : 3 - 10.

Smith VS, Rycroft SD, Roberts D (2008) Scratchpads: Getting Biodiversity online, redefining publication. Proceedings of the British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD) 2008 "Biodiversity Informatics: challenges in modeling and managing biodiversity knowledge",

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Click to submit: rapid publication through Scratchpads and the Biodiversity Data Journal, MONOCOTS V: 5th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons: 8/7/2013.