John joined BSG Ecology in March 2014; he has worked as an ecological consultant since 2005. John has a strong interest in birds, mammals and herpetology.
His project experience includes residential and commercial developments, single turbine and larger scale wind farms, rail and road schemes and new nuclear construction. He is experienced in producing technical reports (baseline reports, environmental statements, method statements and ecological management plans).
John has undertaken ornithological surveys in a range of habitats across Britain, including breeding bird surveys, vantage point surveys for wind farms, and intertidal surveys for coastal developments. He holds a Natural England survey licence for barn owl.
He has extensive experience of carrying out mammal surveys, including dormouse, otter, water vole, badger, bats and red squirrel. John holds survey licences for dormouse and great crested newt. He has also held European Protected Species (EPS) development licences for dormice and has contributed to a number of development licences for great crested newt.
John graduated from the University of Surrey, first in 2003 with a degree in Zoology, and subsequently in 2005 with an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation. Prior to joining BSG Ecology John worked for the consultancies AMEC and Keystone Environmental.
John is a member of the British Ornithologists’ Union and British Trust for Ornithology. He regularly contributes to volunteer survey schemes such as the Nest Record Scheme and Breeding Bird Surveys and has contributed to the species account revisions for Bird of Berkshire – 2nd edition (2013).