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, amphibians, non-marine molluscs, heathland, coastal dunes, biogeography, palaeoecology
Licences: sand lizard, smooth snake, great crested newt CL09, natterjack toad, Roman snail
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cgoecology

Chris became a consultant ecologist and founded CGO Ecology in 2008. His experience spans rail and road infrastructure, minerals, renewables, housing, conservation, monitoring, training and research. 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. 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 of the British herpetofauna, with specialist skills in the identification of skeletal remains. He is Chair of the British Herpetological Society, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University. He co-wrote CIEEM survey skills competency notes for reptiles and natterjack toad, and is well-published. 


Dr Chris Gleed-Owen

Director & Principal Ecologist

Specialisms: sand lizard, smooth snake, reptiles, GCN, natterjack, amphibians, non-marine molluscs, heathland, coastal dunes, biogeography, palaeoecology

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Adam Day

Senior Ecologist (Dorset)

Specialisms: bats, climbing, barn owl, birds, GCN

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Mike Phillips

Associate Ecologist (Kent)

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

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Carly Cavolick

Finance & Administration Manager

Specialisms: Business administration and finance

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Rebecca Perl

Director (Dorset)

Specialisms: communications, copywriting, editing, marketing

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Habitat Management Team

Habitat Management Team

Specialisms: heathland, forestry, habitat management, protected species, invasive species

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Noel Bergin

Associate Ecologist (Dorset/Denmark)

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

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Chris Cathrine

Associate Ecologist (Scotland)

Specialisms: birds, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians

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Jess Smith

Associate Ecologist (Surrey)

Specialisms: reptiles, amphibians, mammals

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Steve Allen

Associate Arborist & Ecologist (Northamptonshire)

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

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Richard Moulds

Associate Arborist & Ecologist (Nottinghamshire)

Specialisms: Trees, Bats

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Dr Todd Lewis

Associate Ecologist (Dorset)

Specialisms: reptiles, amphibians, tropical ecology

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Ian Bradley

Associate Ecologist (Northumberland)

Specialisms: great crested newt, amphibians, reptiles

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Jonathan Crewe

Associate Ecologist (Dorset)

Specialisms: plants, habitats, bats, badgers, reptiles, amphibians

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