Meet the Team

To contact a member of our team, please see our contact details page


The NBIS team is: 

Sam Neal, Biodiversity Officer (Information), joined NBIS in January 2008 following an MSc in Conservation at UCL, and prior to that, employment at the Environment Agency. Sam works for NBIS on technical and spatial ecology mapping projects using GIS and other IT. Projects have included: NBIS website development; updating priority BAP habitat inventories; baseline habitat/landuse mapping; East of England biodiversity opportunity map update and other habitat/species GIS analysis; Environmental indicators (e.g. NI197); County Wildlife Site partnership work. Sam is also responsible for the day-to-day running of NBIS in terms of agreeing funding and project work, volunteers, and liasing with partner organisations.

Lizzy Oddy, Assistant Biodiversity Officer (Information), has been working at NBIS since April 2010, having previously completed an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation at UEA and worked for a year at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Monks Wood. After working for a year on a project focussing on improving and standardising the services that LRCs in the East of England provide to environmental consultants, Lizzy now responds to data enquiries and works on various projects including GIS mapping and producing State of the Environment Reports. She is also responsible for data entry and importing verified records into Recorder 6.

Nicola Dixon..............  

Our management:

Martin Horlock, Senior Biodiversity Officer, has a BSC in Environmental Science and an MSC in Environmental Archaeology and Paleaoeconomy. He joined NBIS in October 2008 following five years with the Suffolk Biological Records Centre as GIS officer and, prior to that, employment within the Norfolk Historic Environment Record. Martin manages the NBIS team as well as the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, managing projects and working with partner organisations to develop the services we offer them. He also develops and maintains the Recorder 6 database and GIS systems for use in providing enquiry responses.
Martin is also chair of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC).