Sophie joined BSG ecology in January 2022. Previously working as a freelance ecologist, she has experience in protected species surveys on a variety of UK-based projects including residential, commercial, and public sector developments, and in environmental data management.
Sophie has undertaken bat survey work within the UK and overseas, including box checks and netting surveys for bat ringing projects, with voluntary organisations. She is currently working toward her Natural England bat survey licence.
Sophie graduated with a first-class BSc in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science in 2019, and a Master of Research in Applied Science in 2021. For her undergraduate thesis, she used GIS to investigate the use of fragmented agricultural woodland by Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteini. She developed the GIS model for her postgraduate thesis to explore how river quality and landscape effects foraging and commuting Daubenton’s bats Myotis daubentonii.