Jamie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, before completing a PhD in Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral research focused on the ecology of epiphytic plants in the southern Caribbean; this involved both climbing a lot of trees and dodging a lot of snakes. He has also carried out fieldwork in Australia, Central America, and Mexico, and has a special interest in the evolution, physiology, and conservation of succulent plants. Back at home he is a keen field botanist, and is involved in local conservation and scientific outreach projects. Jamie currently works in scholarly publishing as a journal editor, and is passionate about open science.
Jamie has already been at work on virtual tours, analysing data and various other tasks.