Emma is a Senior Ecologist with over nine years of ecological experience, advising on wildlife legislation, planning policy and protected species and habitat surveys. She provides a pragmatic approach when liaising with clients and contractors whilst ensuring that development works comply with wildlife legislation and best practice guidance.
Emma has extensive experience of technical report writing for a variety of projects from small scale housing developments to large infrastructure projects. Emma specialises in bat surveys and mitigation and has provided input and supervision for European Protected Species mitigation licences for the species. Emma also has several years of experience in surveying and reporting on other taxa including water vole, badger, reptiles, otter and dormouse. She holds a Natural England Level 1 Class Licence to trap and handle great crested newts, a Level 1 Class Licence to handle dormice, and a Level 2 Class Licence to disturb bats.
Emma is fully competent at conducting and writing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, BREEAM Assessments and contributing towards sections of EPSM applications for badger, great crested newt and bat. She is experienced in writing precautionary working method statements, reasonable avoidance measures and mitigation strategies and overseeing them as an Ecological Clerk of Works.
Emma is a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. She regularly undertakes continued professional development activities through volunteering with bat groups, volunteering in conservation projects abroad and attending training courses, conferences and webinars.
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