Richard has worked as an ecological consultant since 2010 following an undergraduate degree in Zoology and subsequent MSc in Ecology and Environmental Management, and joined ECOSA in 2013.
He has managed a wide variety of ecological projects from small-scale housing developments for private clients to large multi-use development sites and urban extensions. He has extensive experience in planning, leading, coordinating and undertaking a variety of protected species surveys and has successfully devised mitigation schemes and obtained Natural England mitigation licences in respect of badger, bats and great crested newt.
He also has experience in providing advice on the potential impacts of proposals on designated sites, including Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA). His varied experience has developed his excellent knowledge of ecological legislation and the planning system in relation to ecology.
He enjoys working on a wide range of species, particularly when developing and implementing mitigation schemes. Richard holds current bat (Level 2) and great crested newt survey licences, and has held mitigation licences in respect of bats and badgers.
Outside of work, Richard enjoys a range of outdoor pursuits including running, exploring the countryside and weekends away camping.