About

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, MCIEEM, First Aid at Work, CSCS Professionally Qualified Person, ROLO H&S, FISC 4
Specialisms: Sand lizard, smooth snake, reptiles, GCN, natterjack toad, amphibians, non-marine molluscs, heathland, coastal dunes, biogeography, palaeoecology, palaeontology, geomorphology
Licences: sand lizard, smooth snake, great crested newt CL09, natterjack toad, Roman snail
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cgoecology

Chris founded CGO Ecology in 2008, when he was primarily a herpetologist. Since then he has expanded his expertise, and worked in rail and road infrastructure, minerals, renewables, housing, conservation, monitoring, training and research. Previously he managed sand lizard, smooth snake and NARRS surveys for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation; lectured at Coventry University and Bournemouth University; and worked at English Nature (geologist), English Heritage (archaeologist), and Ordnance Survey (cartographer). He has a PhD in the palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography, with specialist skills in the identification of herpetofaunal skeletal remains. He is former Chair of the British Herpetological Society, on the Council of the Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. He co-wrote CIEEM survey skills competency notes for reptiles and natterjack toad. He is a well-known herpetologist, and an accomplished non-marine malacologist, with survey licences covering England, Scotland and Wales. Other competencies include Phase 1 habitats, Hedgerow Regulations, butterflies (WCBS surveyor), fairy shrimps, eDNA, badger, water vole, fish, birds and NVC/botany (FISC level 4), BREEAM, HQM, BS5837 trees. He is an avid music-lover, traveller, and follower of politics and current affairs.


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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James Mansfield

Ecologist (Southeast)

Specialisms: Bats

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Sandi Leiber

Finance & Administration Manager

Specialisms: Business administration and finance

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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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Habitat Management Team

Habitat Management Team

Specialisms: Heathland, woodland, forestry, habitat management, protected species, invasive species

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Richard Moulds

Associate Ecologist & Arborist (East Midlands)

Specialisms: Trees, Bats

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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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Mike Phillips

Associate Ecologist (Southeast)

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

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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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