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Tony is responsible for the provision of high quality field data services to support scientific evidence and sustainable forest management. This is delivered through a network of highly trained professional staff and associates.

Tony joined Forest Research in 2016, where he specialises in web and mobile based spatial systems. He obtained his BSc honours degree in Forestry from the University of Wales, Bangor and received his PgD in Geographical Information Science from Manchester University. He previously worked for the Forestry Commission (2003-2016) and the Woodland Trust (2003).

Head of Field Data Services
Field Data Services
Inventory, forecasting and operational support (IFOS)

Northern Research Station

Roslin EH25 9SY

Other Research

Forester GIS
Technical Development Manager
Migration of the legacy ‘Forester Desktop’ based GIS system to a cloud based web and mobile enterprise solution.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Sparks, T., Farndon, T., Manchester, S., & Myhill, D. The distribution of the seed bank within a Planted Ancient Woodland Site. In Proceedings of a conference organised by the British Ecological Society (Forest Ecology Group) and the Woodland Trust, held at the University of Warwick, 18-19 September 2002 (p. 11).