Chris joined BSG Ecology in July 2021 as an Ecologist based in the Oxford office.
Chris has experience working on residential, commercial and mineral extraction sites. He has considerable experience in invertebrate sampling and identification with particular emphasis on spiders, beetles, true-flies and bees.
His work includes a variety of specific surveys (bat, badger, dormouse, great crested newt and reptiles). He has experience in writing technical reports and carrying out statistical analysis of survey data. He also has experience carrying out long-term monitoring of the effects of management on species abundance and distribution.
Chris has an MSc in Ecology from Bangor University and a PhD in Agroecology from Plymouth University. He has published papers on methods for surveying ground beetles and spiders, nutrient acquisition in dung beetles, Cretaceous invertebrates from Southern Africa and the spatial and temporal distribution of insect crop pests and beneficial predators. Chris is a member of the British Arachnological Society.