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Gareth Richards Content Manager, Compendia

T: +44 (0)1491 829455


CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX108DE, United Kingdom

I manage the Compendium Team, which develops, maintains and updates the Animal Health and Production Compendium, Aquaculture Compendium, Crop Protection Compendium, Forestry Compendium and Invasive Species Compendium.

These products collate information within their subject areas and through intelligent data management, linkage and user interfaces provide capacity for efficient knowledge transfer, problem solving and better decision making. In this role I have specialized in project management and knowledge management, and have gained valuable experience in outreach projects involving training and monitoring and evaluation. I’ve worked at CABI since 1996, joining the CAB Abstracts Animal Health Team as a parasitology specialist and have been working for the Compendium Team since 2000.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

An international plant sentinel network for botanic gardens and arboreta

Because of trade and climate change, the rate of new plant pests being introduced and establishing has increased. However, the scientific expertise is reducing. Coordination of the phytosanitary policies and regulations that underpin technical recommendations is needed. CABI is looking to overcome this issue...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Invasive species data

Invasive species are causing species extinction. We are trying to address this problem by providing sound scientific information that will be used by endangered species managers to improve their efforts to recover listed and candidate species affected by invasive species. The information will also be used by...