Six years post graduate experience in ecology / ecological management including a diverse range of ecology field skills. Involved in a wide range of projects from their outset through planning, detailed design, licensing, mitigation implementation and subsequent management and maintenance planning. Projects vary from small and large scale development projects for housing and business parks to ecological support on historic building maintenance and renovation projects.
A licensed bat worker with over four years experience of undertaking all aspects of survey work and the preparation of reports and Natural England license documents. Written experience comprises the preparation of environmental assessments, method statements, licence application documents and detailed protected species reports for development and planning. Further expertise in a wide range of species surveys, mitigation, licensing and management works including badgers, barn owls, crayfish, great crested newts, reptiles and water voles.
Experience of supervising the day-to-day administration of an English Nature contract to provide a bat call helpline, covering six counties including the production of bat advice letters. Also responsible for co-ordinating nocturnal fieldwork in relation to bats and great crested newts.
Currently completing an MSc dissertation on habitat modelling of a black rhino reserve in Kenya, as part of a Conservation Biology masters degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.