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 This superseded 10 years as a lecturer in a number of colleges, universities, adult education services and charitable organisations.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

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:24pm
Species of the week this week is the Glossy ibis, a very rare migrant bird to the UK.
This is the first ever Glossy ibis recorded in Cumbria in 1921, which is now a part of the Tullie house collection. https://t.co/jbfqQr35Js
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:23pm
We've recently been visiting some fantastic habitats across the @NorthPennAONB, working to establish Special #Invertebrate Sites. Can't wait for the field season to kick off, recording at these places with our #volunteers! @HLFNorthEast @heritagelottery #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/8ly41goTJN CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:01pm
Lovely trip up to the woodlands near Irton Pike at the weekend, for the BBS field meeting (VC70) with Diane Dobson! Fell witness to the most spectacular tree stump I have ever seen! #bryophytes #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/TPDljQFvtX CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9:58pm
First day back in the office, with a Christmas present from @PlantlifeScot. These guides are totally brilliant - thank you so much. To receive your FREE copies email Scotland @plantlife.org.uk. Please RT & share! #lichens #bryophytes #fungi https://t.co/kiVnLmOOZb CumbriaBDC photo