Celebrating 20 years delivering clear, impartial and accurate advice on environmental planning for land use and development.
Adrian Spalding MA (Hons) (Cantab), PhD, Dip FBiol, FLS, FRES, MCIEEM
Adrian has extensive experience of ecology in Britain and abroad. He has published books and scientific papers on a range of subjects and specialises in the ecology of derelict land, the management of railway corridor vegetation, invertebrates especially butterflies and moths, habitat restoration for a range of species and habitat assessments for wind farms and solar farms. He is currently researching with Exeter University the effect of light pollution on insect populations. He is licensed to work on a range of protected butterfly and moth species and has full PTS and IWA qualifications for working railside.
Catriona Neil BSc (Hons) MCIEEM CEnv Mem. MBA
Catriona studied biological sciences at London University, specialising in marine biology. She now specialises in Ecological Impact Assessments, Ecological Clerk of Works, planning work and coastal ecology and management. She has wide experience of habitat and plant surveys and is licensed to work on a range of species including reptiles, Petalwort, Early Gentian and Shore Dock, and is the only person licensed to work on Trembling Sea Mat.
Simon Barnard BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM CEcol
Simon studied Environmental Biology at the University of Nottingham, and Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter. He specialises in protected species work, mitigation proposals and habitat translocation. He heads our bat department and is licensed to work with bats, otters, dormice, water voles and barn owls. He holds Level 3 & Level 4 Class licences to survey bats and is a registered consultant able to register sites under Natural England’s Bat Low Impact Class Licence.
Katherine Biggs BSc (Hons) MSc ACIEEM
Katherine studied for a BSc in Conservation Biology and Ecology and an MSc in Applied Ecology at the University of Exeter and joined us on a placement from the University and has stayed with us ever since. She holds a Level 2 Class licence to survey bats. Katherine also specialises in bird surveys, including vantage point surveys for wind farms, as well as breeding and wintering bird surveys, preliminary ecological appraisals/phase one habitat surveys, reptile surveys and translocations. She now heads our GIS mapping department.
Amy Horn-Norris BSc (Hons) MSc GradCIEEM
Amy studied at the University of Plymouth, Devon and then at the University of Exeter. She specialises in birds and previously worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds as a Conservation Assistant and also as a volunteer for the Bat Conservation Trust. We first met her working on the Isles of Scilly for the Seabird Recovery Project and we asked her to join us in 2014.