Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
James has experience of many ecological monitoring techniques, such as common bird census, breeding bird surveys and productivity monitoring of seabirds. He has been involved in protected species project work, such as Great Crested Newt translocation (he holds a Protected Species Licence), Dormouse monitoring and Otter surveys, and has also carried out and reported monitoring projects for butterflies, moths and scarce plants.
James has knowledge and practical experience in the management of a variety of habitats including woodland, reedbed, grassland and heath. He has experience of a range of botanically related survey methodologies, including hedgerow and river corridor surveys, and has undertaken monitoring work on acid grassland and maritime heath. He has also been involved in a meadow restoration scheme.
James was previously a Seabird Assistant & Assistant Warden for Skomer Island National Nature Reserve and puts his experience gained there to use in his present position as a member of the aerial survey team. His current role involves conducting aerial surveys of seabirds around the UK coastline, whilst also contributing to the wider work of the consultancy. Most recently, James attained European Seabirds at Sea (ESAS) accreditation and is able to conduct boat-based surveys as well as aerial surveys for potential offshore windfarm and tidal energy conversion developments.