Head of Ecology & Principal Ecologist, BSc (Hons) PhD CEnv MCIEEM
E 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 as well as being involved in project delivery. She has managed ecological projects, ranging in size and type, both in the UK and abroad. She regularly advises clients on the planning process in relation to Ecology. Elizabeth has expertise in a wide variety of ecological survey techniques including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals/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, both as part of protected species mitigation licences (e.g. bats, great crested newts, badgers, dormice) and for projects not requiring licensing (e.g. reptiles). She has produced a wide variety of preliminary ecological appraisals, BREEAM/CSH Ecology Assessments, mitigation licences for protected species (including Bat Mitigation Class Licences), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Construction Ecological Management plans, Habitat Regulations Assessments, Biodiversity Net Gain assessments, Biodiversity Enhancement Schemes, Ecological Design Strategies as well as writing for scientific journals, books and magazines. As a Building with Nature Assessor, Elizabeth also has expertise in providing green infrastructure advice to projects.
Elizabeth offers a scientific approach to projects with additional skills in radiotracking, 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.