Forestry Commission - Forest Research
FR is a world leader in applied forest science and a trusted provider of expertise.
Forest Research is seeking to appoint a full-time Tree Health Data Analyst on a fixed-term appointment. The job involves analysing data received by the Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service (THDAS). Creating and using maps generated by geographical tree pest and disease data, and developing automatic reporting pathways to different audiences.
THDAS is part of the Tree Health research group within the Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity. The THDAS has a team of pathologists and entomologists aiming to provide an effective, efficient, and impartial disease diagnostic and advisory service on tree health for Great Britain. The THDAS receive currently approximately 3000 enquiries a year from different customers and from citizen science projects such as Observatree. The main origin of enquiries is the web-based system TreeAlert.
The job involves both analysing THDAS data and developing pathways to generate reports targeted to different audiences/customers. To achieve this, regular and effective liaison with the THDAS database manager, the THDAS and the FR IT teams is required. Data analysis is required to detect trends, monitor the detection of pests and diseases in different/new locations, monitor spread of known pests and diseases, generate maps and tailor information needed for reporting to different audiences.
1. Be responsible for analysing and interpreting data, identifying trends and monitoring the presence and spread of pests and diseases.
2. Process the information and be able to develop a pathway to generate reports from the data targeted to different audiences and customer’s needs
3. Generate tree health maps using ArcGIS.
4. Assisting with the preparation of reports and knowledge exchange materials from THDAS.
5. Contribute to the wider tree health projects within FR.
6.Working along with the Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service (THDAS) database manager, the THDAS and the FR IT team
A science degree or equivalent experience
Competent IT user with experience of MS Office packages and statistical packages (e.g. R, GenStat, …)
Demonstrated experience using databases
Skilled ArcGIS user
Experienced in data analysis and reporting
Experienced in planning and monitoring of tasks
Good standard of verbal and written communication
Ability to work collaboratively across teams and disciplines using the most suitable tools and technology
A strong understanding of data governance and protection requirements
An awareness/interest of Tree Health
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