Informal Curriculum vitae
My name is Lindsay Jane Seiderer although I have been called Muffy all my life. I was involved in the early testing of the application of multivariate analysis to complex marine biological data at the University of Cape Town, leading to a lifelong interest in the assessment of the effects of disturbance on the marine environment. This interest encompasses the powerful statistical capabilities of the analyses together with a view of the big picture. Much of my work has revolved around the design and implementation of surveys to provide robust data during pre-operational, operational and post-operational phases of major marine infrastructure projects. I have spoken extensively in international forums on the need to provide the client with sufficiently high quality data to enable them to refute unwarranted claims against them for damage to the environment during or after the operational/construction phase. In the case of offshore infrastructure development projects, I have given presentations to engineers and ops teams to enable them to understand the importance of holding robust scientific information against which the effects of the development may be measured in the future. I have contributed to many publications on environmental impact studies as well as technical reports to clients on ecological surveillance worldwide.
I'm always happy to talk marine science
Qualifications & Chartered Status
University of Cape Town
CSci CMarSci MIMarEST
2019 - onwards & upwards in the Umbrian and British countryside
2015 - 2019 www.consonamus.com
2014 - 2015 Thinking & Breathing in Umbria
2007 - 2014 MD, Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd.
1990 - 2006 Director, Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd.
1984 - 1989 Research Fellow, University of Cape Town