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Paul Jarvis Chairman
Richard Tipper Director
William Garrett Project Manager
Gary Davis Environmental Analyst
Jessica Lovell  
Jill Burnett  
Jessica Abbott  
Catriona Webster  


Gary Davis - BSc Hons
Gary is an environmental analyst specialising in the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions. He has considerable experience in the application of greenhouse gas protocols and has carried out assessments for many companies including Virgin UK, AVIS Europe and DHL. He has carried out specialist projects such as quantifying the lifecycle emissions associated with specific products and developing a calculation tool for quantifying emissions from office energy use. He has a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography from the University of Edinburgh. In his award winning dissertation "Light Pollution as an Environmental Hazard" he assessed the impact that light pollution has on the physical environment, including quantifying CO2 emissions associated with waste light.

William Garrett - BA, MSc
William is a forestry consultant working for ECCM on carbon sourcing and registry. He has a background in forestry working in woodland establishment and management. He has also worked for the community forest projects based in England, mainly in creating new woodlands in partnership with local stakeholders. As a research officer for Coillte in Ireland William undertook a survey of all historical woodland sites managed by the national forest service, with a view to protecting and/or re-establishing native woodland on sites shown to have a history of woodland cover. Whilst working in Spain he researched methods of forest restoration in arid and semi-arid areas. He has also carried out research into sustainable forest management and the suitability of central European systems of continuous cover forestry to the forestry sector in the UK. William has an MSc in Environmental Forestry and speaks Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Paul Jarvis - BA (Oxon), PhD, Fil.dr, FICFor, FIBiol, FRSE, FRS
Prof Jarvis is the Chairman of ECCM. He holds a BA in Botany from the University of Oxford and PhDs from the Universities of Sheffield and Uppsala. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Scientific Society of Uppsala, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the Institute of Chartered Foresters. He became Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Edinburgh in 1975. Since then he has led research teams working on forest related topics including: the role of vegetation type in catchment water balances; evaporation and transpiration from forests in both Scotland and the tropics; carbon balance and growth of crops; carbon assimilation in agroforestry systems; photosynthesis, growth and carbon allocation of trees in relation to nitrogen supply; CO2 exchange and growth of crops, windbreaks and woodland in the Sahel; the impact of elevated CO2 concentration and rising temperature on the growth of trees; and most recently carbon sequestration and the evaporation of water in relation to global environmental change in the boreal forest in Saskatchewan, temperate forest in Scotland and Mediterranean oak forest in Portugal. His current interests lie firmly in measurement of carbon fluxes, changes in carbon stocks in forests and the development of carbon management strategies for the conservation and enhancement of carbon stocks in forests to comply with the Kyoto protocol.

Richard Tipper - BSc, MSc, PhD
Richard is one of the founders of ECCM and Director of Carbon Systems. He acts as lead advisor to several major companies on climate change strategies and on the development of low carbon processes. He has extensive knowledge of UK and International Climate Change Policy development with specific expertise in the application of policy options. He is a leading expert on project baselines in the agricultural and forestry sector and in implementing systems to facilitate the generation of carbon credits from emission reduction projects.

Richard led the development of Plan Vivo, which evolved from a DfID funded project. The project delivered a management system for rural communities in Latin America to manage carbon sequestration by forestry. He has worked as a consultant to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, IEA, OECD and DETR on the quantification and economics of carbon assets. Recent and ongoing work includes: an analysis of carbon sequestration options in the CDM, a study for the IEA on the economics of large-scale carbon sequestration by forestry and peer review of the validation and verification process of a potential LULUCF CDM project.