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Ed has been a professional ecologist since 2002 and joined BSG Ecology in October 2009.
His professional experience includes co-ordinating the ecological inputs to infrastructure, energy (including onshore wind, nuclear, anaerobic digestion and small scale hydro plants), residential developments and Heritage Lottery Funded projects involving increasing the education value of European Protected Sites (Natura 2000 network) without affecting their integrity.
Ed specialises in ornithology and has completed numerous breeding, wintering and migratory bird surveys and assessments. Ed holds Natural England survey licences for barn owl, great crested newt and white-clawed crayfish and has experience working with a range of other protected species. He is also an Environment Agency accredited river habitat surveyor with experience in large-scale habitat assessment and surveys of river corridors and freshwater habitats. His role includes the provision of ecological advice and services including the completion of field surveys, writing technical reports, preparing Ecological Impact Assessments and the design of ecological mitigation/enhancement and site management plans. Ed has experience of preparing and securing European Protected Species Licences for great crested newt and bats and Conservation Licences for water vole.
Ed graduated from the University of Southampton with an honours degree in Zoology and went on to complete an MSc in Integrated Environmental Studies. During these studies he designed a management plan for an ancient woodland and traditional hay meadow site in Hampshire. Following University he spent 2 years working as a GIS technician and field assistant at the GeoData Institute. Here, Ed completed audits of major river systems in England and Wales to support their international designation for nature conservation importance and has had an integral role in river restoration projects on behalf of the Environment Agency, Natural England and Countryside Council for Wales.
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