Julian (Jules) Wright (pen name J.S. Philippe) has researched a number of agricultural topics and worked with commercial companies including Dunlop Irrigation Services (part of the Dunlop Plc group), and latterly Romany Software Ltd (a botanical software company). As a writer and software developer, amongst other products, he is the author of ‘The Growing Plants Interactive Encyclopedia’ which has over 100,000 customers in 14 countries. He also has a wide teaching experience in a number of schools and universities.
He works and lives mainly in England but he has also worked and lived for periods in France, Belgium, Australia, and in the Philippines. Having conducted extensive research concerning the weakening pollination environment in tropical Asian regions, he campaigns for better awareness of the native pollinators which are essential for the healthy ecology and for agricultural productivity.
Twelve years ago he met his wife in the Philippines and they have been married for ten years. They have relatives and a house with a plot of land (mainly planted with coconuts) in a rural area near Dumaguete. With an appreciation of the need for sufficient pollination for the coconuts he started to undertake wider research which has led to research papers, and also the novel "Tropical Passion". In addition he has researched various cultivation techniques for Apis cerana and other bees which might be used in the Philippines, and has made a number of trial beehives for use in the Dumaguete area. These trials are in an early stage and the beehives are currently being cared for by a small group of interested local farmers who are being provided with occasional ongoing advice primarily via text messages.