Meet the Team


Rebecca Slack

Centre Manager

manager@cbdc.org.uk
07810 322127

Rebecca joined CBDC in 2023. Having initially trained as a plant ecologist, Rebecca then pursued a PhD in environmental management, working in solid waste and water quality research at a number of leading UK universities. More recently, Rebecca retrained as a horticulturist with the Royal Horticultural Society before working with the plant collection and garden charity, PlantNetwork.

Contact Rebecca with your general enquiries regarding CBDC including potential collaborations, training, events, engagement or new project ideas.

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Dr Moustafa Eweda

GIS and Data Manager

datamanager@cbdc.org.uk

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’s 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’s top priorities are to manage and map spatial data, his job has offered him opportunities to lead on various GIS projects at local and regional levels. Moustafa is Fellow member of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and the British Cartographic Society (FBCartS).

Stuart Colgate

Recording Officer

recordingofficer@cbdc.org.uk

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 This superseded 10 years as a lecturer in a number of colleges, universities, adult education services and charitable organisations.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.

Annwen Philipson

Recording Assistant

Annwen.Philipson@tulliehouse.org

Annwen joined CBDC in October 2021 to assist the Recording Officer to input and validate all the data received from biological recorders in and around Cumbria.

Marjorie Hunt

Administration Assistant

marjorieh@cbdc.org.uk

Marjorie joined CBDC in January 2016 as a volunteer working on mapping the Phase 1 Habitat. She has been our part-time administration assistant since October 2021 bringing with her numerous years of office experience; the last 20 years working at Cumbria County Council. Marjorie is helping to organise the office and bring our filing systems up to date.

Interested in working with us?

Find out how we can help you or your business via our Data Services section. If you’re interested in joining us, please head over to the Volunteering section to see how you can get involved. We’re always looking to collaborate with people who are as enthusiastic about wildlife as we are.

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and has taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, April 1st, 2024 at 1:30am
The Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) team have launched a new survey aiming to get the public’s thoughts on nature in Cumbria.

Tell them what nature means to you, why it is important and what you think should be done to help nature in Cumbria.

Take the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJH6WLC
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, March 29th, 2024 at 11:25pm
CBDC has a new blog site! We already have a few contributions of Cumbrian recorders and those working with or interested in biodiversity in Cumbria:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/blogs/
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 28th, 2024 at 10:09pm
More things to do in Cumbria this weekend....
Visit the Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth to see the wonderful new wildlife exhibition! Features exhibits from @TullieCarlisle...
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/lake-district/wordsworth-house-and-garden
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 28th, 2024 at 10:25am
Out and about this weekend? Why not record what animals and plants you see with an app or the CBDC spreadsheet? Then send to us and help with biodiversity decision making across the county!
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/recording-wildlife/
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 14th, 2024 at 6:37am
#CumbriaWildWatch on last night's ITV News Lookaround! Watch from ~13mins in:
https://www.itv.com/watch/news/catch-up-on-itv-news-lookaround-from-wednesday-13th-march/47tff6g via @ITVX
Filmed in the glorious @TullieCarlisle garden with @cumbriainbloom....
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, March 11th, 2024 at 3:42am
Cumbria Wild Watch is coming this summer!
Join us 27-30 June 2024 to record Cumbrian wildlife - anywhere in Cumbria. We're putting resources together to support your wildlife recording adventure - visit our website for more information and to register your interest:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/