Since graduating from De Montfort University with a Bsc (hons) in landscape ecology Pete has 16 years experience of ecological survey, within research, consultancy and nature conservation. He is a full member of the Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (www.ieem.net.uk).
As a full member of IEEM all his work is carried out to a
professional standard, adhering to IEEM professional codes.
Specialising in botanical survey, he has worked on a variety of projects, to include the Countryside Survey 2007, rare arable plant surveys, condition assessment of BAP habitats and Phase 1 and NVC surveys, both for research and habitat evaluation and assessment.
As well as his interest in botany Pete also has an interest in ground beetles and bumblebees and has been involved in research into the effects of different farming methods on populations of both of these groups.
Pete also holds Natural England licences for bats and Great
Crested newts and has trained to survey for water vole, dormice, otter and reptiles.
He has worked on numerous development projects
carrying out phase 1 and protected species surveys and recommending
mitigation measures required for the planning application process.
In addition to Pete’s skills he is able to call upon a number of specialists where necessary.