We work in partnership to help improve the quality of species recording in order to support local and national uses. We provide a national capability to support and encourage biological recording for a wide range of plant and animal groups. We apply innovative use of technology and science excellence to help national societies and recording schemes improve how data is collected, made available and used. Together, we aim to record where species are distributed and understand how this is changing.
Long-term support from BRC and others has helped establish over 80 recording schemes and societies; no other region across the globe has such a wide taxonomic breadth of recording activity. The key outputs from biological recording are detailed throughout this booklet. A key achievement has been the publication of atlases, data and other online resources which have enabled a wealth of subsequent uses to support conservation and research.
Senior and long-serving members of staff at BRC (1964-2010)
|Franklyn Perring||1964-1978||Botany & Head of BRC|
Head of BRC
|Diana Scott||1969-1979||Data manager|
|Mike Skelton||1970-1978||Zoological support|
|Henry Arnold||1972-2008||Scheme support & Data manager|
|Jane Croft||1978-2001||Botanical support|
|Dorothy Greene||1979-1989||Data manager|
Head of BRC
|Val Burton||1982-2008||Data input & archives|
|Trevor James||2001-2008||Scheme development|
|Nick Greatorex-Davies||2002-2008||Butterfly Monitoring|
|Mark Hill||2003-2010||Head of BRC|
|Peter Brown||2005-2009||Scheme support|