Hannah is the Assistant Ecologist in the Bristol Branch. Hannah started out volunteering in the office. With a boost from the Certificate Course she then was taken on as a seasonal ecologist and is now permanent. Hannah is just one of the many success stories from our Certificate Students. Here she writes about how she … Continue reading My Journey to Ecological Consultancy
Last week we launched our brand new Bat Licence Training Course. We’ve had lots of interest and we thought we’d let you know a bit more about the first week of the course. You will have the opportunity to gain over 10 hours of bat survey work in bat-tastic Devon, including internal surveys of a … Continue reading Historic houses, churches and barns – Bat Licence Training Survey Sites
I’ve been the London & South East Branch Manager and Principal Ecologist with Acorn Ecology since April 2014. I started as an assistant ecologist in a multi-disciplinary consultancy back in 1998 and gradually moved up the ranks, working at various consultancies. During my 20 years as an ecologist, I have been taught how to write … Continue reading How to Write Ecological Reports
Keep reading foor exciting news about our Bat Licence Training Course!!! How do I get a bat licence? I could answer it simply in three points: Hard work Long hours Effort With 17 species of bat to be confident about, as well as survey techniques and mitigation for all species, it’s no wonder bat class … Continue reading How do I get a bat licence?
I recently gave a career talk on Ecological Consultancy and thought it would make a good subject for a blog. I was asked about qualifications, backgrounds and experience. They are questions we get asked quite regularly so hopefully we can answer a few of them here. Firstly, there are many roads into this career. As … Continue reading What Qualifications do I need for Ecological Consultancy?
What happens to all your survey data? Why are the surveys required? You’ve spent all summer standing outside buildings looking for bats. You’ve counted them, mapped their entrance/exit locations and you have a pretty good idea what is happening in the roost. What happens next? In the majority of development cases, your survey data will … Continue reading Beyond Field Surveys – Mitigation and Licensing