Harvey has been responsible for the management of relevant contracts and staff involved in the Biodiversity and Conservation Science remit of MarLIN since 1999. In particular, project manager on numerous short and long-term contracts for Defra, Countryside Council for Wales, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Crown Estates, and the WWF-UK.
He is responsible for the development of the MarLIN approach to sensitivity assessment of biotopes, and author of reports and papers on the application of sensitivity assessment and sensitivity mapping in environmental management and marine spatial planning, together with reports on environmental impacts, in particular of wind farms, coasteering, and recreational access to coastal habitats. Harvey is the author of biology and sensitivity reviews on 32 marine biotopes and 23 species, is editor and content manager of the biodiversity sections of the MarLIN website ca 2006 to present, has created the Biological Traits Information Catalogue (2006 onwards), and is currently working on biological traits for the EMODnet project.
Harvey has experience of networking and team working in Europe as a Research Associate at Cardiff University working on the ‘ECO-Information in European Ports’ (ECO-INFO) project (1997-1999), during which he designed a database of ‘environmental solutions’ and port contacts, and together with the team, the environmental review questionnaire.