We work with a range or ecological consultants and associates. Combined with our in-house technical expertise, we can bring an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience to your project.
Dr. Keith Alexander: Entomologist
One of the UK's foremost specialists in the conservation of terrestrial invertebrates, and particularly wood-decay (saproxylic) communities and grasslands. Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and recipient of the Marsh Award for Insect Conservation in 2005.
Mike Alexander: Management planning specialist and facilitator
Developed the concept of Countryside Management System (CMS) and member of the CMS Management Team. Facilitated the development of the current management planning guidelines for Ramsar and author of Management Planning for Nature Conservation.
Dr. J. Pat Doody: Ecologist and coastal consultant
Coastal ecologist specialising in all aspects of coastal conservation, management and restoration. 20 years with the UK Government nature conservation agencies. Author and consultant in Europe and North America for the last 10 years.
Niall Grieve: Freshwater Ecologist
Over 25 years' experience of working as a freshwater ecologist including the extension of RIVPACS, River Habitat Survey and macrophyte survey. Specialist knowledge of hydroecology and fluvial remote sensing. Involved in the development of a monitoring framework for hydromorphology and co-author of the LIFE in UK Rivers manual on the ecology of Ranunculus communities.
Dr. Eleanor Hewins: Ecologist, botanist and habitat surveyor
Established plant ecologist with extensive experience of surveys and management guidance in a wide variety of lowland and upland habitats, with a strength for managing large-scale regional or country-wide habitat surveys. Holds Ph.D in grassland ecology and management.
Andy Jukes: Invertebrate Ecologist
Terrestrial invertebrate specialist with over 17 years experience in field surveys, research and conservation advice. Extensive experience of various habitats, but with a specialism in thermophilic and flower-rich habitats such as brownfield sites and quarries, and covering bees and wasps, various fly groups, grasshoppers and crickets and butterflies. Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES).
Richard Lansdown: Freshwater ecologist and botanist
Over 35 years' experience of work in wetland ecology and conservation, specialising in ecology, conservation and identification of aquatic vascular plants, bryophytes and algae. Chair of the IUCN SSC Freshwater Plant Specialist Group and Natural England Aquatic Plant Taxon Group, Member of the IUCN Freshwater Conservation Steering Committee and SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group.
Mike Lush: Ecologist, habitat surveyor, entomologist and ecological data specialist
Over 15 years as a field ecologist, experienced in botany, entomology and habitat survey. Specialist in geospatial processing, modelling and analysis of ecological data. Internationally recognised ant taxonomist.
David Mitchel: Mycologist, conservation site planning and management specialist
Over 20 years in nature conservation and site management, with specialist mycological experience. Experienced management planning facilitator. Holds an M.Sc in Environmental Management.
Phil Morgan: Mammal specialist/Ecologist
Over 25 years' experience of working with badgers, bats, dormice, otters and water voles. Specialist knowledge of lesser horseshoe and Daubenton’s bats. Involved in the development of the methods used for the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
Clare O’Reilly: Botanist
Nationally recognised, professionally trained botanist, a BSBI national referee and co-author of the new edition of a leading British flora, the Wild Flower Key. Qualified botany teacher with all-round botanical survey experience, especially of fens and other wetlands, aquatic plants and mesotrophic and calcicolous grassland.
John O’Reilly: Botanist, bryologist and ornithologist
20 years' experience as a botanist, bryologist and ornithologist, with particular experience of woodland, urban and upland habitats, especially upland hay meadows and mires. British Bryological Society county recorder for Northumberland and Durham.
Prof. Chris Perrins FRS: Ornithologist and biologist
Recently retired Director and Professor of Ornithology, University of Oxford, with a career spent working with bird populations. President of the British Ornithologists’ Union from 2004 to 2007. Chris was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order for work on swan populations and their conservation. He is currently The Queen's Swan Warden.
Dr. James Perrins: Marine biologist
Biologist with a particular interest in the marine environment and conservation management. Holds PhD on invasive species. Experience working on conservation projects in various parts of the world. Commercially qualified scuba diver (HSE Part 4 and BSAC instructor) with experience in marine biological surveys and habitat mapping.
Dr. George Peterken OBE: Ecologist and woodland specialist
Forest ecologist specialising in nature conservation with significant experience in research, management, policy development and education. Academic qualifications include D.Sc, Ph.D, AKC, B.Sc. Holds O.B.E. for services to forestry and conservation.
John Phibbs: historic landscapes
Respected garden historian and author with more than 30 years' experience of planning and management of historic landscapes, including survey and assessment, conservation & restoration planning.
Dr. John Rodwell: Plant community ecologist
One of the UKs most respected ecologists, noted for his leading role in coordinating the National Vegetation Classification (NVC). John’s central research interest is in the ecology of plant communities and he has been a leading figure in many projects that have significantly influenced habitat survey methodologies and the evaluation of survey data to understand and describe environmental change. For many years John held the position of Professor of Plant Ecology at Lancaster University and is probably responsible for training and enthusing many of today’s ecologists. Outside of the UK, John has provided expert advice to the European Environment Agency and represented the UK in the European Vegetation Survey and Vegetation Map of Europe projects.
Dr. Keith Westcott: Archaeologist and Biological Ecologist
15 years as a field archaeologist and 11 years natural history curatorial and archaeological data management experience. Holds Ph.D in Biological Research & M.Sc. in Archaeological Computing.
Jon Young: Public access and recreation management
Over 20 years' experience working in public access management within the public sector and private sectors. Experience in rights of way, recreation and tourism management, management planning and field survey. Holds M.Sc in Protected Area Management.