Suzanne is a field Botanist with over 29 years’ experience. Familiar with a wide range of botanical classifications and survey formats including Phase I & II Survey, National Vegetation Classification and River Corridor Assessment. Experienced mammal, amphibian and reptile surveyor frequently involved in the co-ordination, planning and execution of specialist projects including bat, badger, dormice, great crested newt, common lizard, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and bird surveys.
She is experienced at providing ecological input for environmental assessments (specializing in ecotoxicology issues including soil, air, water impacts to wildlife & ecosystems) for a wide range of projects including mineral extraction, residential, business, hospitals, prisons, energy, waste recycling, sea defences, and road schemes.
Suzanne is a habitat creation specialist providing advice for habitat creation, ranging from the establishment of grassland and heathland to Wetland reconstruction (both natural and artificial), to the creation of vegetation on man-made substrates including PFA. Public Inquiry support: including Proofs and Statements. Other areas of expertise include Appropriate Assessments -Scoping and Screening.
She routinely compiles management plans for a wide range of habitats including wetland, woodland, grassland and heathland.
Suzanne is experienced at undertaking tree surveys to British Standard BS 5837, and providing advice to clients regarding aspects of tree care, management and maintenance. She undertakes surveys and provides advice regarding the treatment and management of alien/introduced plant species including Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed.