Sophie joined BSG Ecology as GIS Consultant in May 2021.
Sophie has over seven years’ worth of experience in GIS, including data capture and producing/presenting technical data in reports and maps. She has experience using ArcGIS and QGIS, including the use of various geoprocessing and analytical tools these systems offer, as well as experience of dealing with and analysing large datasets. Sophie also has experience in using MapInfo software.
Sophie provides practice wide GIS support including producing maps to support technical reports and undertaking the mapping required for biodiversity gain assessments. She believes data management is a fundamental aspect of providing high quality spatial data outputs.
Prior to joining BSG Ecology, Sophie worked for an environmental consultancy for 3 years, within the area of Marine and Coastal Risk management. She was responsible for delivering a wide range of flood risk projects through the use of multiple modelling software as well as GIS.
Sophie has a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography and a PgCert in Flood and Coastal Risk Management both from Lancaster University. GIS was a large influence in her undergraduate degree, her dissertation project used ArcGIS to examine retreat rates of two Icelandic glaciers.