Scientific Data Manager
Feb 2015 – Feb 2016: Maternity Leave – Please contact Sarah Chapman or [email protected]
1993 – 1996 Physics with Environmental Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London.
1994 – 1995 As part of an international exchange programme I spent my second year studying at Trent University, Ontario, Canada.
2013 to present
Scientific Data Manager – Polar Data Centre, Information Services
Supporting the science undertaken by BAS marine biologists and physical oceanographers.
2006 – 2013
Archives Manager – BAS Archives Service, Information Services
The BAS Archives Service manages data and records from the 1940s to the present and is a scientific and historical resource available to BAS staff and members of the public. I managed the team and resources and led on data recovery projects to encourage the re-use of archived scientific data.
2004 – 2006
Data Analyst – Antarctic Environmental Data Centre (now Polar Data Centre)
From July 2004 until July 2005 I conducted a survey of the scientific data holdings at BAS and from Sept 2005 until Dec 2006 I worked to identify data collected as part of the Antarctic Funding Initiative.
1997 – 2004
Data Manager and Web Editor, NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus
I managed all the data for a European grassland biodiversity experiment called BIODEPTH, compiling data from eight countries and making data available to researchers. I also assisted with the harvests to collect data.
I maintained and responded to enquiries about the worlds largest compilation of population times series data – the Global Population Dynamics Database (GPDD).
I designed and maintained the centre's (old) web site, coordinated the International Academic Visitor Programme, maintained a database of CPB publications and took part in many outreach events such as a Royal Society Summer Exhibition stand and the National Science Week activities.
In 2001 I won a BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) Media Fellowship to work with the BBC Science Interactive group and researched and designed some of the fossilisation pages of the Walking with Beasts website.
1996 – 1997
Supervisor and Explainer – The Look Out Discovery Centre, Bracknell Forest Borough Council
I explainied exhibits, ran workshops and visited schools to promote this council run hands-on science centre.
In 2003 I took part in a show performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Tensile Strength of Cats was performed by Too Many Daves and was a comical sketch show with a science twist.
Hector, A., Y. Hautier, P. Saner, L. Wacker, R. Bagchi, J. Joshi, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, E. M. Spehn, E. Bazeley-White, M. Weilenmann, M. C. Caldeira, P. G. Dimitrakopoulos, J. A. Finn, K. Huss-Danell, A. Jumpponen, C. P. H. Mulder, C. Palmborg, J. S. Pereira, A. S. D. Siamantziouras, A. C. Terry, A. Y. Troumbis, B. Schmid, and M. Loreau. (2010). General stabilizing effects of plant diversity on grassland productivity through population asynchrony and overyielding. Ecology. 91:2213—2220. [doi:10.1890/09-1162.1]. Online data at ESA archive
Hector A, Joshi J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Spehn E M, Wacker L, Weilenmann M, Bazeley-White E, Beierkuhnlein C, Caldeira M C, Dimitrakopoulos P G, Finn JA, Huss-Danell K, Jumpponen A, Leadley P W, Loreau M, Mulder C P H, Neßhöver C, Palmborg C, Read D J, Siamantziouras A-S D, Terry A C and Troumbis A Y. (2007) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: reconciling the results of experimental and observational studies. Functional Ecology Forum 21: 998-1002, Functional Ecology Forum.
Spehn E M, Hector A, Joshi, J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Bazeley-White E, Beierkuhnlein C, Caldeira M C, Diemer M, Dimitrakopoulos P G, Finn J, Freitas H, Giller P S, Good J, Harris R, Högberg P, Huss-Danell K, Jumpponen A, Koricheva J, Leadley P W, Loreau M, Minns A, Mulder C P H, O'Donovan G, Otway S J, Palmborg C, Pereira J S, Pfisterer A B, Prinz A, Read D J, Schulze E-D, Siamantziouras A-S D, Terry A C, Troumbis A Y, Woodward F I, Yachi S and Lawton J H (2005) Ecosystem effects of biodiversity manipulations in European grasslands. Ecological Monographs 75: 37-63
Hector A, Bazeley-White E, Spehn E M, Joshi J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid, B, Beierkuhnlein C, Caldeira M C, Diemer M, Dimitrakopoulos P G, Finn J, Freitas H, Giller P S, Good J, Harris R, Högberg P, Huss-Danell K, Jumpponen A, Koricheva J, Körner C, Leadley P W, Loreau M, Minns A, Mulder C P H, O'Donovan G, Otway S J, Palmborg C, Pereira J S, Pfisterer A B, Prinz A, Read D J, Schulze E-D, Siamantziouras A-S D, Terry A C, Troumbis A Y, Woodward F I, Yachi S and Lawton J H (2005) Ecosystem effects of biodiversity manipulations in European grasslands: data from the BIODEPTH project. Ecological Archives M075-001-S1 Online data at ESA archive
Mulder CPH, Bazeley-White E, Dimitrakopoulos PG, Hector A, Scherer-Lorenzen M & Schmid B (2004) Species Evenness and Productivity in Experimental Plant Communities. Oikos 107 (1): 50-63
Hector A, Bazeley-White E, Loreau M, Otway S & Schmid B (2002) Overyielding in plant communities: testing the sampling effect hypothesis with replicated biodiversity experiments. Ecology Letters 5: 502-511
Hector A, Dobson K, Minns A, Bazeley-White E & Lawton JH (2001) Community diversity and invasion resistance: an experimental test in a grassland ecosystem and a review of comparable studies. Ecological Research 16: 819-831