FSC BioLinks team

Keiron BrownBioLinks Project Manager - Keiron Brown

Keiron manages the FSC BioLinks project with the aim of inspiring amateur naturalists to take up the identification and recording of invertebrate groups that are often forgotten and rarely recorded. In his spare time he is an active member, and trustee, of the London Natural History Society and is the national recorder for earthworms (running the National Earthworm Recording Scheme on behalf of the Earthworm Society of Britain). He first became interested in invertebrates during a field-based entomology module at university and went on to volunteer on soil biodiversity research projects at the Natural History Museum (London). This included sorting samples of invertebrates to order level and sampling invertebrates across the New Forest in Hampshire and the Malaysian rainforests of Borneo.

email: keiron@field-studies-council.org
correspondence: FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY4 1HW

Charlie BellBioLinks Project Officer - Dr Charlie Bell 

Charlie Bell joined the FSC in Feb 2015 to work on the Tomorrow's Biodiversity project. She now works as the FSC BioLinks Project Officer in the West Midlands. Charlie's background is in conservation and ecology, and her varied interests range from chalk stream ecology and management through to birds, moths, springtails, earthworms, spiders & harvestmen! She is Membership Officer for the Earthworm Society of Britain.

email: charlie@field-studies-council.org
phone: 01743 852125
correspondence: FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY4 1HW

Rich BurkmarBioLinks Digital Development Officer - Dr Richard Burkmar

Rich Burkmar is an ecologist and technologist managing the digital aspects of the BioLinks project. He joined the FSC in 2013 to manage the Tomorrow's Biodiversity project. He has wide-ranging interests in natural history and is Lancashire &Cheshire area organiser for the British Arachnological Society's Spider Recording Scheme. He is particularly interested in the use of technology by biological recorders and previous roles have included Managing the Local Record Centre in Merseyside & Coordinating the North Merseyside Local Biodiversity Action Plan. He is an experienced GIS application developer and the author of the FSC TomBio QGIS Plugin – a  QGIS extension for biological recorders, initially developed under the FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity project and now supported by FSC BioLinks. He also continues to develop the FSC Identikit for Biolinks (which started as the 'FSC ID Framework' under Tomorrow's Biodiversity).

email: richardb@field-studies-council.org
correspondence: FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY4 1HW