Ecological & Protected Species Consultants based In Cardiff
Senior Ecologist Vacancy

Senior Ecologist Vacancy

We need an enthusiastic, independent, self-reliant and flexible senior to join our team. You will have a good biological degree and at least 3 years’ relevant professional experience. You will have excellent field skills, including botanical and habitat survey to at least Phase 1 level and preferably to NVC level. Fauna skills are also highly…

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DCE now offer tree-climbing surveys for bats

DCE now offer tree-climbing surveys for bats

DCE are now offering tree-climbing surveys of ‘Potential Roost Features’ for bats, where these cannot be inspected from ground-level. Our tree-climbing ecologists, Aislinn Harris and Neil Price, hold a City and Guilds Level 2 Award in ‘Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue’ and are licensed bat ecologists.

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DCE talk brownfields and invertebrates at Cardiff University

DCE talk brownfields and invertebrates at Cardiff University

DCE recently attended Cardiff University to give a presentation about the importance of brownfield sites to invertebrates. The session was a joint event held by Cardiff Naturalists’ Society, the Wildlife Trust and Cardiff University’s WildSoc. The talk included case studies of a number of sites that we have been lucky enough to work on with…

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DCE to work on Neath Port Talbot’s Biodiversity Compensation Project

DCE to work on Neath Port Talbot’s Biodiversity Compensation Project

DCE are delighted to have recently been awarded the contract to work with Neath Port Talbot CBC’s Countryside and Wildlife Team on their Biodiversity Compensation Project. This novel project aims to develop a new innovative approach to delivery of biodiversity compensation and mitigation.  DCE will work with landowners in an attempt to develop a new…

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Has Spring Sprung? The Tree Bumblebee Thinks So

Has Spring Sprung? The Tree Bumblebee Thinks So

While undertaking a survey along the Ogmore River this morning, there was definitely a feeling of Spring in the air. Lesser celandine was flowering, blue tits were singing and a tree bumblebee made a brief appearance. Tree bumblebees (Bombus hypnorum) were first recorded in the UK in 2000; they have been expanding their range throughout…

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DCE staff to give presentations on insect ecology

DCE staff to give presentations on insect ecology

David Clements will be giving a presentation on Picture-Winged Flies at the Neglected Insects in Bedfordshire Conference on 15th November, which is hosted by Bedfordshire Natural History Society: https://sites.google.com/site/bucksinvertebrategroup/Home/news/conferenceneglectedinsectsinbedfordshire David will be giving a similar presentation at the Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders’ Forum on 17th January 2015: http://www.sewbrec.org.uk/event/events-calendar/joint-gwent-glamorgan-recorders-forum-2015.page Dr Neil Price will be giving a lecture on Hemipteran Bugs…

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New member of staff

New member of staff

Aislinn Harris, formerly of CCW and Powys Council, has joined us as Senior Ecologist to cover Dr Danielle Fry’s maternity leave. Welcome to the fold Aislinn! Aislinn’s profile can be read on our Staff pages.

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