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Prof Richard Pywell. © Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Prof. Richard Pywell. ASSIST Programme Director, UKCEH 

Richard is the Science Area Lead for Sustainable Land Management research across UKCEH, based at Wallingford. He is a leading expert on the delivery of knowledge-based solutions to conserve and restore biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystem functions that are responsible for human well-being and livelihoods in semi-natural and intensively managed habitats.

Jonathan Storkey © Rothamsted Research

Dr Jonathan Storkey. ASSIST Programme Director, Rothamsted Research

Jonathan is a Senior Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research, based in Harpenden. He is a plant ecologist working in agricultural systems, to expand the knowledge base of the functioning of arable plant communities to inform management strategies that reconcile crop production with the provision of ecosystem services and the conservation of biodiversity. 

Dr Claire Carvell. © Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Dr Claire Carvell. ASSIST Programme Co-ordinator, UKCEH

Claire is a Senior Ecologist based at UKCEH Wallingford, with a role in co-ordinating activities across the ASSIST research programme. Her own research has focussed on the ecology, monitoring and conservation of bumblebees and other pollinating insects, developing evidence-based management and policy solutions using a combination of field observations, experiments and modelling approaches.