Mike is a freshwater biologist with over 30 years experience. He is also the Staff Engagement Director and heads up the Staff Engagement Group within APEM.
Formerly a university lecturer and then director of the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA), he is experienced in explaining aquatic science and management to those without scientific training or experience. He is regularly involved in developing and delivering both formal and informal training programmes for APEM staff and external organisations. Mike has many publications from his research into rivers, lakes and wetlands in Europe, Africa and Central America. A Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a chartered ecologist, Mike has also co-authored several undergraduate textbooks on aquatic ecology and management, and has written identification guides to freshwater invertebrates, including invasive non-native species.