Jenette Howard BA MSc MCIEEM
Jenette Howard has over 15 years’ of experience within the ecological consultancy sector. She has extensive practice of managing, co-ordinating and participating in private home conversions / developments to large scale projects including a wide variety of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) including for large-scale housing schemes, mineral extraction sites and major water transfer operations.
Jenette is responsible for the development of the business, the management of contracts and the provision of ecological services from initial site survey, including Extended Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species surveys, and Ecological Impact Assessment, through to mitigation design and post-development monitoring.
Jenette holds current Natural England survey licences for bats, dormice, great crested newts and white-clawed crayfish; and has acted as named ecologist on numerous Natural England European Protected Species mitigation licences. She is also a Registered Consultant with Natural England and therefore able to register sites for the Bat Mitigation Class Licence where they meet the relevant criteria (see our Bat Surveys, Mitigation & Licensing web page).
Liz Bradshaw BSc(Hons) DPhil MCIEEM
Liz Bradshaw worked in wildlife research and as an associate science lecturer for the Open University before becoming a full-time ecological consultant in 2006.
She specialises in bats and has provided technical input on a number of bat surveys and mitigation schemes and has acted as named ecologist on numerous Natural England mitigation licences. She is also a Registered Consultant with Natural England and therefore able to register sites for the Bat Mitigation Class Licence.
Liz also undertakes Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys. She has been involved with a number of research studies, including of badgers. She is an experienced bat radio-tracker and holds a Natural England survey licence for bats, including the Natural England level 4 survey licence which means she is also able to undertake advanced bat trapping surveys using harp traps, mist nets and acoustic lures.
Jo Robinson BSc MSc MCIEEM
Jo Robinson has been an ecological consultant since 2001 and during that time she has accumulated a great deal of experience working on a wide range of projects including residential development, road construction, new schools, building conservation and habitat creation and enhancements. Project sizes have ranged from large scale to individual households. Jo has excellent field skills and has a breadth of experience in habitat and protected species mitigation including for hedgerows, woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, otters, water voles and reptiles, among others.
Jo holds survey licences for bats, dormice and great crested newts and her knowledge, experience and pragmatic approach to work makes her a real asset to any project she is involved with. She has held numerous bat mitigation licenses and is a Registered Consultant with Natural England to hold Bat Mitigation Class Licences.
Maria Slade BSc(Hons) PGDip
Maria joined jh ecology in April 2019 as an Assistant Ecologist. She has worked as a part-time field assistant since 2016, with particular experience in bat surveys, before joining the ecological consultancy sector full time in 2018.
Maria graduated with a First Class degree in Ecology from the University of Wales, Bangor and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Conservation and Land Management. She has experience of a wide range of protected species surveys including bats, badgers and reptiles and is currently working towards obtaining her dormice and bat survey licences.
In her free time, Maria is an active member of her local bat and reptile groups and has been involved with various conservation and research projects.