Richard is a recently graduated assistant ecologist with two seasons of part-time professional consultancy experience to date. Prior to joining Urban Edge Environmental Consulting, Richard worked as a seasonal freelance assistant ecologist, assisting on bat emergence, return-to-roost, and activity surveys on small scale projects from privates houses to large housing development plots around the Bristol area. He also worked as a temporary assistant ecologist for a number of companies assisting in GCN monitoring and translocation.
Before working in the private sector Richard completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science at the University of the West of England. His dissertation researched the effects of urbanisation and the built environment on biodiversity and how the creation of urban green infrastructure affects wildlife. It also investigated public attitudes toward biodiversity within green walls. Richard has designed his own green walls, incorporating features such as bird boxes and insect hotels and presented his ideas to an audience at Bristol’s Festival of Nature run by The Natural History Consortium.
During his studies Richard took part in a year-long project cataloguing an extensive taxonomic collection of British Coleopteram, developing a keen interest in entomology. At university he also worked alongside renowned Bat specialist Dr Emma Stone, responsible for pioneering research such as Bat response to red lighting.
Richard is a qualifying member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), as well as a member of the British Ecological Society. Outside of work he is a keen wildlife photographer and climber.
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