Space for Nature authors, photographers and artists
Richard Burkmar (editor of Space for Nature
) graduated from the University College of Cardiff in 1984 with a degree in zoology and a PhD in avian ecology in 1989. He currently works for Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service where he manages the North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan
(Liverpool, St. Helens, Knowsley and Sefton Boroughs).
After his university studies, Richard
worked briefly for the RSPB before a career change took him in to IT industry as a programmer.
For ten years he specialised in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), but
remained a committed amateur naturalist, latterly volunteering on a regular basis with English Nature. In 2006 he took up a post with the Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service to manage the North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan.
Much of his spare time is devoted to
gardening for wildlife. As well as creating and editing this website, he has written on wildlife gardening for the
Lancashire Wildlife Trust's membership magazine and the Wildlife
Trust's website. He was also appeared on the BBC's
Springwatch programme (2005) where he presented some 'top tips' for wildlife
gardeners. He is currently engaged on part-time MSc course entitled
'Biological Recording: Collection and Management' at Birmingham University.
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