About

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MCIEEM, FLS, First Aid at Work, CSCS, BORDA offroad
Specialisms: Birds, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, collision risk modelling
Licences: Schedule 1 birds, great crested newt

Chris is a respected ornithologist, arachnologist and all-round ecologist, based in Scotland. He has led survey and mitigation for large windfarms, solar parks, power lines, rail, road, housing and minerals projects. Areas of particular expertise include Ecological Impact Assessment, Appropriate Assessment of Natura sites, Collision Risk Modelling (CRM), and ArcGIS data analysis. He has specialist skills in Schedule 1 and Annex I bird species, protected mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates (including butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, spiders, harvestmen, pseudoscorpions, woodlice, millipedes and centipedes). He produces bespoke plans for challenging ecological issues, Habitat Management and Monitoring Plans (HMMPs), and ECoW services. He is on numerous committees and steering groups, and a visiting lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University. He holds first aid, CSCS and offroad qualifications.


Dr Chris Gleed-Owen

Director & Principal Ecologist

Specialisms: Sand lizard, smooth snake, reptiles, GCN, natterjack toad, amphibians, non-marine molluscs, heathland, coastal dunes, biogeography, palaeoecology, palaeontology, geomorphology

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Dan Hawthorn

Principal Ecologist

Specialisms: Dan has both GCN and Bat licences for England and Wales and has over 10 years’ experience working as a professional ecologist from a total of 25 years undertaking wildlife surveys.

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Sandi Leiber

Finance & Administration Manager

Specialisms: Business administration and finance

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Scott Armstrong

Ecologist (East Anglia)

Specialisms: Birds, reptiles, amphibians, dormice, mammals

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Jess Smith

Associate Ecologist (Southeast)

Specialisms: Reptiles, amphibians, dormice, mammals

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Steve Allen

Associate Ecologist & Arborist (Southeast/East Anglia)

Specialisms: Trees, Bats, Woodland, Fencing, Barn owl

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Paul Callister

Associate Ecologist (Northeast)

Specialisms: Climbing, ropework

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Rebecca Perl

Director

Specialisms: Communications, copywriting, editing, marketing

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Jonathan Crewe

Associate Ecologist (Southwest)

Specialisms: Bats, badgers, reptiles, amphibians

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Chris Cathrine

Associate Ecologist (Scotland)

Specialisms: Birds, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, collision risk modelling

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Noel Bergin

Associate Ecologist & Arborist (Southwest)

Specialisms: Bats, hazel dormouse, reptiles, heathland, woodland, trees, health & safety

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Katie Warren

Associate Ecologist

Specialisms: Barn owl, bats, reptiles, GCN, dormouse

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Dr Todd Lewis

Associate Ecologist (Southwest)

Specialisms: Reptiles, amphibians, tropical ecology

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Ian Bradley

Associate Ecologist (Northeast)

Specialisms: Great crested newt, amphibians, reptiles, badgers

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Alex Flinn-Shephard

Assistant Ecologist (Midlands)

Specialisms: Biodiversity of farmland

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Mike Phillips

Associate Ecologist (Southeast)

Specialisms: GCN, reptiles, GIS/remote sensing, tree/habitat management.

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