James Hutchison




B.Sc.(Hons), M.Res., Ph.D.

Professional Memberships
  • Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM)
  • Level 1 Great Crested Newt Licence Holder (NE CL08)
  • Badger Class Licence Holder (NE CL35)
  • Barn Owl Licence Holder (NE CL29)
  • Level 4 Field Identification Skills Certificate (BSBI)
  • Accredited River Condition Assessor (Modular River Survey)
  • NPTC Certificate to Climb Trees (J/101/2449) and Perform Aerial Rescue (A/101/2450)

James has over 10 year’s post-doctorate experience of ecological surveying and management. He is experienced in project management overseeing the delivery of ecological services for all stages of commercial and residential developments.

James provides specialised expertise in Biodiversity Net Gain Assessments, with the knowledge and certification to undertake all aspects of the process. Additionally, James led on the development of Natural England’s Biodiversity Metric 3.0 QGIS template and associated guidance documentation. He also worked as part of the team that created the Biodiversity Metric 3.0 data import tool and the Small Sites Metric.

James sits on the committee of CIEEM’s East Midlands Member Network where he organises member events and undertakes student outreach work. James is also an active member of his local botany and bat groups where he contributes to the collection of species records. At FPCR James holds internal accolades for the car tunes playlist of the year 2022 and the largest repertoire of dad jokes.