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.
Invasive plant pathogens represent a threat to US agriculture, forestry and the environment. Accurate information on these pathogens is required to help prevent their introduction and spread. The Plant Pathogens Subcommittee of the US Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens (ITAP) has identified the worst plant pathogen threats to the USA. CABI is commissioning the compilation of data on these plant pathogens to be published as full datasheets in the Invasive Species Compendium [www.cabi.org/isc] (an open access global resource currently containing over 10,000 datasheets).
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 invasive species managers to control invasive species that are causing species extinction in the USA.