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Summary

Highly motivated environmental science graduate, and passionate conservationist, with extensive ecological training. Proven ability to perform well under pressure, communicate well with clients and colleagues, and to produce high quality written reports. Dedicated to developing a career in ecological consultancy, and aspires to use problem solving skills to provide unique and innovative solutions for a diverse range of high profile clients.

Work experience

2012Present

Assistant Ecologist

Forest of Dean District Council

Produced a series of documents on reptiles for regeneration scheme. Visited sites and assessed habitats for reptile potential & receptor site potential, produced guidance documents for clearance, management and enhancement for reptiles. Produced all documents to high standard well within the timeframe given.

Experience/Skills developed: Public sector experience;project management; time management; independent working; planning and policy.

2011Present

Parks Officer

Lambeth Council

Supervised corporate volunteers and coordinated park landscaping and management for wildlife. Advised Froglife of council sites with potential for reptiles and amphibians and possibilities for enhancement.

Experience/Skills developed: Public sector experience; planning and implementing practical habitat management in urban environment; leadership skills.

2010Present

Independent Research Project

Rothamsted Research

Independent research project as part of my degree. Collated samples gathered by Rothamsted Research over the last 60 years and analysed the data using advanced statistics in order to evaluate the significance of the relationship between H. philanthus and climate change. Results were published in Entomologists Record.

Experience/Skills developed: Research lab experience; technical and data handling skills.

2008Present

Display Team Member

Blue Reef Aquarium

Aided the display team with display management and public presentations, also responsible for rearing seahorses in the nursery.

Experience/Skills developed: Verbal communication and presentation skills.

2012Present

Trainee Ecologist

Acorn Ecology Ltd

Assisted and led survey work & translocations: phase 1, reptiles, dormice, badgers and >100 hours bat work

Report writing: Concise reports, plans and maps, data searches & requests

Client and project management: Quotes, project tracking, admin, enquiries

20092010

Trainee Ecologist

Ambios Ecology LLP & Ecosa Ltd

Supported ecologists carrying out initial site assessments and protected species surveys. Checked existing reptile tiles and placed new ones, identified and recorded individuals observed. Assessed mammal excavations for badger activity and bat carried out activity survey work.

Experience/Skills developed: Private consultancy experience; practical experience of fieldwork and ecological surveys.

Skills

IT Skills
Computing:               Word,               Access,               Excel,               Outlook,               PowerPoint   Typing:               Audio Typing (60 wpm)               Touch Typing (60 wpm)
Ecological Skills
      Botany     Bat Ecology and Conservation     Dormouse Ecology and Conservation     Ecological Site Assessment     Report Writing     Phase 1 Habitat Surveys     Survey Techniques for Protected Species (Badgers, Bats, Otters, Reptiles and Dormice)  

Education

GCSE

St Antony's Leweston School

6A*s, 4As

AS level

Millfield School

Maths (A), French (A)

20072010

BSc Environmental Science

University of Southampton

2:1 with Honours   

Including modules in:

Community, Population and Applied Ecology

Environmental Law and Policy

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

     Animal Behaviour
20052006

A level

Millfield School

Biology (B), Chemistry (B), Physics (B)

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Certifications

2011Present

Certificate in Ecological Consultancy

Acorn Ecology Ltd