TVERC Team Update

Unfortunately we said goodbye to Dan, our Projects Manager after 4 great years with TVERC and he be much missed! We thank Dan for all his hard work and wish him all the best!

Farewell TVERC

After four and a half years, I am leaving TVERC for a new job in the private sector.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at TVERC. 

It has been fantastic working with the biological recording community in Berkshire and Oxfordshire and getting involved in some of the work happening in the community.  It has also been a privilege to work with the talented and committed TVERC team. 

Much has changed over the last four years - TVERC has worked hard to make managing and sharing data more efficient and less time consuming. As a result TVERC has increased the rate at which it adds data to its database, which is now above 3 million species records.  Over 1 million records have been added in the time I have been at TVERC.

I have also been lucky to be involved in some really interesting projects, from the Oxford Swift City project, Ancient Woodland reviews, pond mapping and green corridor work for neighbourhood plans to the recent publication of the draft Oxfordshire Nature Recovery Network.  And there are more interesting projects ongoing which I look forward to seeing come to fruition. The TVERC team continue to prove their capabilities, delivering work of high quality which is really valuable in making evidence based decisions about the natural environment in the Thames Valley.

I am very grateful to Camilla Burrow, outgoing TVERC Director, for her leadership and mentorship over the last 4 and a half years.  Camilla gave me the space and time to think, create and try things out, mostly with success. I am also very grateful to the whole TVERC team for their support and tolerance of my earthworm and woodpigeon chat, my drone obsession and my dislike of pie charts. It is their friendship and humour that I will miss most about working at TVERC.

Change always creates uncertainty, but I know that the team will rise to the challenge and will continue to offer high quality data and services to all of its customers. And I will continue to be an advocate for TVERC and record centres more widely - their work and their data are increasingly important in a world experiencing great environmental pressure.

Posted: August 27, 2020