Meet the Team

Deb headshotDeborah Muscat, Centre Manager

manager@cbdc.org.uk
01228 618732

Deb joined the CBDC in January 2016. She brings with her a wide experience of working in the charitable sector which includes advising and training Trustees as well as managing her own teams of staff and volunteers. Deb has been a successful fundraiser as well as a grant maker. After the floods of 2009 Deb was awarded Cumbria Woman of the Year 2010 recognising her ability to manage complex projects and work with people at all levels to improve the lives of Cumbrian communities.

Deb has a life long commitment to environmental conservation and gained a MSc in Biological Recording in 2010.

moustafa_photoDr El-Moustafa Eweda, Data Officer

dataofficer@cbdc.org.uk
01228 618770

Moustafa joined CBDC in 2011; his working experience demonstrates technical abilities for handling complex datasets and using statistical, modelling and mapping techniques; in creating and maintaining habitat layers, analysing habitat connectivity and assessing the influence of geographical phenomena on habitat fragmentation and species distribution. Moustafa main interest is to improve access to wildlife data by designing databases, mapping records, creating atlas maps and developing web applications for enhancing conservation practices and decision making. At CBDC Moustafa top priorities are to organise and map spatial data using GIS tools, provide data to our partners and to undertake data searches for our commercial biodiversity enquiry service. His job has offered him opportunities to work and lead on various GIS projects at local and regional scales. Moustafa is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a member of the British Cartographic Society (BCS) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).

Stuart Colgate, Recording Officer

recordingofficer@cbdc.org.uk
01228 618717

Stuart joined the CBDC in July 2017. For 17 years prior to this post he was an ecologist undertaking surveys and delivering training. This superseded 10 years as a lecturer in a number of colleges, universities, adult education services and charitable organisations. He has a degree in physiology, an MSc in ecological management and monitoring and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:19pm
The Waxcap
So called due to their waxy and sometimes slimy appearance. They appear in late autumn on unimproved grassland. Unimproved grassland is just that areas that have not been fertilised or had biocides added this can include rough pastures and some lawns such as graveyards https://t.co/IB7Tb9QDyt
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Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 9:56pm
April doing her thing! https://t.co/wsH2BDW9CP
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April Windle @aprilwindle
How many lichenologists does it take to open a gate? This many apparently, especially when situated in Naddle Forest supporting beautiful communities like this! #Haweswater #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/shyApNP8wG
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 3:21am
A huge thank you to all that attended The Recorders Conference 2018! What a fantastic day with many great talks about recording in Cumbria and different projects from all over the country. See you all again next year!
#reccon18 https://t.co/E8E45AY11v
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:25pm
If you have popped into Tullie House recently you may have seen the Woodrow Wilson exhibit. Where the Cumbrian Biodiversity Data Centre gets a shout out as the oldest biological records centre! https://t.co/18NUYvnR5C CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:13pm
Exciting news! North West England now has a @AFONature group. If your under the age of 30, live in the NW and love #nature then this is the perfect opportunity for you! PLEASE share far and wide https://t.co/wuCZ02L28U #AFON https://t.co/Q1IZgp9Ocx CumbriaBDC photo