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Qualifications: HND Arboriculture, LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector, NEBOSH, NPTC CS 20, 21, 22, PA1, PA6d, UA 1, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2, 1st Aid, Manual Handling
Specialisms: Trees, Bats
Licences: Class 2 Bat Licence (disturbance by artificial light, endoscope, hand, hand-held static net)

Richard has over 20 years of arboricultural consultancy and management experience, mostly for utility companies in hazardous conditions such as high-voltage overhead lines, motorways, railways and rivers. He is certificated to work beside power lines, to perform arboricultural health and safety surveys, tree inspections, mortgage reports, and arboricultural surveys for development (BS5837:2012). He is a Technician member of the Arboriculture Association. He also has a Class 2 bat licence, with training and experience in advanced survey and handling techniques. He is an active member of local bat groups including Nottinghamshire. He has handled 14 native bat species, with experience of all four Annex 2 species. Richard specialises in surveying trees for bats, combining his arb expertise with aerial (rope-access) training in PRF inspection with endoscope.


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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