James joined BSG Ecology’s Newport office in March 2017 as an Ecologist, having worked with the company on a part-time basis assisting with bat survey work during summer 2016.
Previously he has worked as a volunteer with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) at their Newport Wetlands reserve, where he gained experience conducting surveys targeting a range of species and genera including bearded tits (breeding productivity surveys), shrill carder-bees, butterflies and wetland birds during British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) winter high and low tide counts.
He has a BSc degree in Zoology from Swansea University where he undertook a dissertation project entitled ‘bird movements in the area of the proposed tidal lagoon, Swansea Bay’, looking primarily at the movements of gulls using radar technology.
James’ main interest is in ornithology although he has a good knowledge of other genera including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. Outside of work he is a keen birdwatcher and a member of the Gwent Ornithological Society.