Charlotte joined BSG Ecology’s Newport office in September 2017, having worked for the company as seasonal ecologist in 2016.
Charlotte has been involved with a wide range of projects, including residential and commercial developments, onshore wind farms and restoration and management of heritage assets. Her work includes a variety of species specific surveys (bat, badger, dormouse, great crested newt, otter and reptiles), site appraisals and extended Phase 1 habitat surveys. Charlotte also has experience carrying out translocations and acting as an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW), and is currently working towards her Natural Resources Wales protected species licences for dormouse and great crested newt.
Charlotte’s work also includes the preparation of fee proposals, technical species reports and ecological appraisals, as well as processing and analysis of species data. Charlotte has considerable experience in bat echolocation call analysis and processing thermal imaging data (in relation to bats).
Charlotte has a Master’s degree in Biosciences, for which she carried out an independent research project investigating the effects of climate change on oak phenology, and the consequent impacts on a small passerine bird, the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca).