ecological consultancy

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The jh ecology team

jh ecology uses a team of highly skilled ecological Associates, who are specialists in their field and are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Associates working with jh ecology have built a trusted working relationship over a number of years. All work is undertaken by appropriately experienced and qualified personnel and in accordance with CIEEM’s Code of Practice.

Jenette Howard BA MSc MCIEEM

Jenette Howard has worked as an ecological consultant since 2004. 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).

Jenette Howard

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.

Liz Bradshaw

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.

Jo Donnelly

Catherine Jones BSc(Hons)

Catherine joined jh ecology in 2022 as an Assistant Ecologist. She graduated in 2020 with a First Class degree in Zoology from the University of Bristol.

Catherine followed her degree with a year of volunteering in wildlife conservation before moving into the ecological consultancy sector.

In her free time, Catherine volunteers with her local Wildlife Trust and takes care of her small herd of cows.

Alex Galbraith BSc(Hons)

Alex joined the jh ecology team in April 2022 on a student placement. She is currently studying part-time for her Masters in Environmental Consultancy at UWE.

In her spare time she volunteers with The Somerset Wildlife Trust and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and can often be found in wellies on the Somerset coast near Steart monitoring water voles or spotting eels. As a volunteer she also monitors for wetland birds and bats, and assists with habitat maintenance.

Alex also loves to be on her allotment, look after her chickens and to explore the Quantocks on horse-back whilst looking out for interesting birds.