Dr. Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Liam Lysaght is Centre Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, an organisation that collates and manages data on Ireland wildlife. Wildlife, or biodiversity, data are a key requirement for understanding our natural surroundings, for tracking change in our environment and for gaining a greater insight to how we benefit from, and impact upon, the ecosystem goods and services provided by biological diversity. The Data Centre works with partner organisations and other national initiatives to ensure that biodiversity data is available to assist decision making to benefit biodiversity.
Liam is one of the most experienced conservationists working in Ireland at the moment, having worked on heritage policy advice with the Heritage Council, and prior to that on protected areas management when he was employed as Park Ranger in the Burren National Park.