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Summary

Ecologist with experience in protected species surveys, ECoW, freshwater surveys, water quality monitoring, and environmental microbiology

Outline

I have worked as a seasonal ecologist and as a freelancer for a number of consultancies throughout Scotland and England.  

Previous experience has included ECOW and building reptile and amphibian hibernacula on a new road development in Suffolk, walkover surveys for energy companies in South Wales and Scotland, reptile surveys in Cumbria, bat surveying on the A9 duelling project and hibernacula surveying, electrofishing, fish relocation on Aberdeen bypass, vegetation surveys along river corridors, and badger surveying both in consultancy and as a volunteer for Scottish badgers.  I also have basic ornithological skills having carried out owl surveys and upland/wetland bird surveys.  

I have a degree in Ecology and a PhD in biological sciences surveying fish pathogens in Scottish rivers.  I also have a current CSCS card, first aid in the field, electrofishing certificate and PA1 and PA6 pesticide certificates.

Happy to work alone in remote areas.  I have a full driving licence and my own vehicle as well as PPE.  Good navigational skills too.

Available for Work in the Following Sectors

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Research
  • Urban/Greenspace
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Publicity

Interested in the Following Hours

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Job Share

Qualifications

I have a BSc in Ecology and Environment.  My research project was on the ecological dynamics of the Mersey Estuary.

My PhD research was carried on the Diversity of Oomycota in Scottish water catchments researching the effects of seasonality, variations in land use, water chemistry and elevation on diversity. My work included:

- Carrying out desk studies to identify areas susceptible to disease outbreaks.
- Researching past studies on oomycetes
- Field site visits to remote areas collecting water samples
- Statistical analysis of data collected
- Writing materials for publication and presentations

Additional Qualifications

Driving

  • Driving Licence

Machinery

  • Climbing and/or Working at Heights

Chemicals

  • Sprayer/Use of Chemicals

NGB Awards

Animal

RHS Qualifications (or Equivalent)

Outdoor Education

Other

  • DBS Checked
  • First Aid/Health and Safety
  • GIS/CMS or Equivalent

Preferred Employment Location

  • Scotland

Experience

Previous experience has included:

ECOW and building reptile and amphibian hibernacula on a new road development in Suffolk.

ECoW on distillary refurbishment.

Walkover surveys for energy companies in South Wales and Scotland. 

Reptile surveys in Cumbria 

Bat surveying on the A9 duelling project and hibernacula surveying.

Electrofishing in Dee catchment and fish relocation on Aberdeen bypass.

Vegetation surveys along river corridors.

Badger surveying both in consultancy and as a volunteer for Scottish badgers.  

Basic ornithological skills having carried out owl surveys and upland/wetland bird surveys.

ArcGIS


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