Hello, I am Lyle the newest member of the Ecology Centre.
I have taken up the position of Seagrass Officer affiliated with the Restoration Forth Project.
I am originally from Scotland but I have spent most of my life in the Middle East, between the countries of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Since returning to the UK to attend university, I have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Swansea University and a master’s degree in Marine Conservation from the University of Aberdeen.
In between my studies I volunteered for conservation charities both here in Scotland and abroad, where I was able to refine my marine monitoring capabilities and community engagement skills.
My most recent role was working for an environmental consultancy firm as an ornithology consultant helping deliver on their analytical requirements when assessing the impacts of offshore wind farms on migratory seabird species.
I am excited to join the Ecology Centre and the Restoration Forth Project as this comes at an important juncture for conservation projects worldwide.
My role over the next few years is to raise awareness of the ecological importance of seagrass meadows and the benefits that these habitats can provide local communities.
The objective of the Restoration Forth Project is to give community organisations and individuals within Fife the agency to take ownership of their local marine environment in order to secure its integrity into the future.
So if you are interested in learning more about seagrass and want to get involved in an exciting project, please feel free to drop me a line.