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 developing to become a key provider of 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.
Meet The Team
Nick Aubin – Manager
The Jersey Biodiversity Centre is staffed by Nick Aubin who is the Chairman of the Societe Jersiase Mycology Section and a member of the British Mycological Society; he has been interested in, and recorded, the fungi of Jersey for many years.
Sarah Maguire – Education and Outreach Officer
This year the centre is planning to create a new range of educational sessions for schools and the public which is coordinated and run by Sarah Maguire. 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.