Promoting the Profession: Dr Tom Flynn Achieves Chartered Ecologist Status

Promoting the Profession: Dr Tom Flynn Achieves Chartered Ecologist Status

Dr Tom Flynn, Principal Ecologist, has recently been awarded Chartered Ecologist status by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Tom joined BSG Ecology in 2014 and has extensive experience in survey and mitigation for habitats and species, and particular expertise in botanical survey and assessment. Tom holds a DPhil in Plant Sciences from the University of Oxford, and a Level 5 Field Identification Skills Certificate from the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI). His recent work includes the assessment of the ecological impacts of residential and mixed use developments, survey and monitoring of ancient woodland sites, biodiversity net gain assessment, and specification of habitat enhancements for grassland in Oxfordshire and for heathland in Dorset.

BSG Ecology now has six consultants who have been awarded Chartership.

To achieve Chartered Ecologist status the applicant must, through a rigorous application and interview process, demonstrate that their advice and practice is based on a sound technical understanding of ecology, that they work in accordance with high standards of professional conduct, they are able to critically evaluate scientific evidence and communicate this to a wide range of audiences.

Chartership represents a considerable personal achievement as it both recognises technical expertise and is the culmination of a lot of hard work. It should also provide our clients with the confidence that the advice they receive from BSG Ecology will help ensure positive outcomes for their projects.

Congratulations Tom!

Please read our article about other Chartered Ecologists within the business by clicking here.

If you have an enquiry about potential new or ongoing project work please contact us via email or phone as normal.

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