Josh joined BSG Ecology as a Senior Ecologist in April 2022. Prior to joining BSG, Josh worked at a Wildlife Trust Consultancy in Northumberland where he worked on a range of projects, including small private developments, large infrastructure projects, residential developments, and woodland creation schemes.
Josh has a wide range of experience in ecological survey and ECoW (Ecological Clerk of Works). Josh regularly organizes and conducts bird surveys using both established and bespoke methods in a variety of environments, including upland, lowland, and coastal locales. Josh also has experience surveying great crested newt, badger, otter, white-clawed crayfish, red squirrel, reptiles, and bats. Josh holds a Natural England Level 2 Survey Class Licence and a Nature Scot Roost Licence. Josh routinely undertakes extended phase 1 habitat surveys and writes technical reports including PEA, EcIA, and biodiversity gain reports.
Josh completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology and an MSc in Ecological Consultancy at Newcastle University. For his MSc thesis, he researched the effects of remote data loggers on the behaviour of the European shag Gulosus arisoteli at the Farne Islands, Northumberland. Josh has experience volunteering for the Lake District Osprey Project and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.