Head of Ecology & Principal Ecologist, BSc (Hons) PhD CEnv MCIEEM
lizabeth has worked in both the academic and consultancy ecology sectors since 2000 with a focus on mammalian ecology, particularly badgers, dormice, bats, water voles and otters. Elizabeth manages the Consultancy's Ecology Team as well as being involved in project delivery. She has managed various ecological projects both in the UK and abroad and has expertise in a range of ecological survey techniques including Phase 1 habitat assessments and a variety of protected species surveys (e.g. the aforementioned mammal species as well as reptiles and great crested newts). Elizabeth also devises ecological mitigation schemes for bats and other protected species, both as part of mitigation licences and for projects not requiring licensing.
She has produced a wide variety of preliminary ecological appraisals, BREEAM/CSH Ecology Assessments, EPS mitigation licences for bats (including Bat Low Impact Class Licences) and other protected species, Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Construction Environmental Management plans, Biodiversity Enhancement Schemes, Ecological Design Strategies as well as writing for scientific journals, books and magazines.
Elizabeth offers a scientific approach to projects with additional skills in bat call analysis, statistical analysis, home range and compositional habitat analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping. Elizabeth holds Natural England and Natural Resources Wales licences for bats and dormice as well as Natural England licences for great crested newts and water voles. She is also a Registered Consultant of the Bat Mitigation Class Licence (BMCL) and holds a CSCS card.