Mike West joined the team in April 2015 as the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Project Officer. Mike has a back ground in catchment nutrient dynamics, catchment hydrological conductivity as well as expertise in bioremediation systems including constructed wetlands. Prior to working for SCRT Mike worked closely with Natural Resources Wales during his PhD working on projects to looking at ecologically sensitive RAMSAR sites and the effects of nutrient pollutants. This development of knowledge and skills links directly to the work to be carried out as part of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Project and the HLF funded Conserving Coniston and Crake Project.