Staff photos – David

Conservation Project Manager

I became an entomologist, aged five, when I first saw a Garden tiger moth caterpillar running quickly across the kitchen floor and the fascination of insects has never left me. I graduated with a BSc hons in Ecology at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

I have been fortunate to work with Jeremy Thomas for over forty years on many butterfly and ant projects including re-introducing the Large blue to the UK and, since 1998, as Project Officer for the national Large blue Re-introduction Programme. In 2011, I was delighted to receive the Marsh award for Lifetime Achievement in Lepidoptera Conservation. Part of my role with RES is to advise on the management at Daneway Banks, underpinned by the evidence we collect on the impacts of extreme weather events brought about by climate change.

portrait of David Simcox Mem.RES