The Jersey Biodiversity Centre was opened in 2013 with the participation and support of Environment Guernsey Ltd., the Société Jersiaise and the States of Jersey Department of the Environment. The Jersey Biodiversity Centre is continually developing records and other information about Jersey’s natural environment.
One of the main tasks of the Centre is to find and computerise all Jersey’s natural history records so that these can be used by amateur and professional naturalists, ecologists and other researchers. All species records are sought, from modern databases to old published records and private notes. The availability of this information in a centralised and consistent format will help to highlight knowledge gaps within Jersey’s flora and fauna. It will also show what information Jersey needs to safeguard the Island’s biodiversity in the future.
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Meet The Team
Dr Amy Louise Hall – Manager
The Jersey Biodiversity Centre is managed by Dr Amy Louise Hall. Amy has a Zoology degree, a Master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Management and a PhD in Ecology. She is the Chair of the Jersey Bat Group and spends her spare time doing bat surveys, bat walks and school ‘bat themed’ assemblies.
Sarah Maguire – Education and Outreach Officer
The centre now has a range of educational sessions for schools and the public which is coordinated and run by Sarah Maguire. Sarah has also attended events holding BioBlitz’s, Worm holding sessions and wildlife themed crafts. Sarah has a BsC (Hons) Ecology and Conservation from Sparsholt College and is a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner. She hopes to bring her knowledge of teaching outdoor education to get the people of Jersey more involved in the Biodiversity Centre.