Dr. Melanie Hartley

Position: Tidal Wyre Project Officer

Hobbies; Dog Walking, Swimming & Live Music

Twitter @mjhartley606

Bio: My background is Ecology, my degree is in Environmental Biology and my PhD investigated the interactions between deer browsing and soil carbon cycling in a naturally regenerating forest.  I joined the trust to take on more of an applied role, using my understanding of research to make real changes to improve the environment. I have always wanted to work in aquatic environments, and hope that with the trust I will experience this from source to sea. I like to swim to keep the mind focused, and although a cliché, I really love to spend time with my friends and family.

Thomas Myerscough

Position: Programme Manager

Hobbies; Cricket, Angling, Golf , Cooking & Eating.

Twitter @TM_WRT

Bio: Having obtained his degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, Tom joined the Wyre Rivers Trust in 2014, initially as a Science Projects Officer seconded from Ribble RT before becoming WRT’s first employee and Programme Manager in 2016. He oversees each of the trusts projects from development to delivery, he is also responsible for developing funding bids, species and habitat surveys and collaborative working with partner organisations.​​


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