David joined the Natural Research (Projects) Data, GIS and Reporting team in 2010.
David is responsible for GIS data entry and map production, and also provides summary statistics and maps for collision risk modelling and undertakes PAT (prediction of Golden Eagle range use) modelling and reporting.
As an author on over 25 peer reviewed papers and numerous reports David is very experienced in data handling and analysis and has been a GIS user for more than 20 years.
David graduated from Dundee College of Technology with an HND in Biology in 1978, joining the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) the same year. He spent 30 years with ITE, latterly the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), as a plant ecologist working on a wide variety of projects including long term studies on the impacts of large herbivores on plant diversity and vigour in montane, forest and open range habitats. After the closure of CEH Banchory he worked as a technical and operations assistant for a weather forecasting company providing services to the offshore and shipping sectors, before joining NRP.