Hampshire Avon
Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) Project

Hampshire Avon Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) Project
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Nick Paling

Nick is a conservation biologist who, before joining the Rivers Trust, worked for the Environment Agency Thames as a GIS technical specialist for two years.

Originally, Nick spent six years in academic research studying the development and physiology of the immune system, but in 2004 he decided to re-specialise and pursue a career in a field he was more passionate about: ecology and wildlife conservation.  After studying wildlife management and conservation at the University of Reading, Nick was lucky enough to work there as a Teaching Associate in Zoology and Applied Ecology where he worked on several projects designed to develop the Cole Museum of Zoology and the Centre for Wildlife Assessment and Conservation (CWAC).

Nick's main interest is in the use of GIS to study landscape ecology and to use the findings to inform and develop conservation strategy.  He has been lucky enough to use this interest as an excuse to spend long periods of time watching and photographing wildlife, especially British orchids, birds and invertebrates.