Ben Crossman BSc MRes



Ben joined E3 Ecology in February 2014 and has over five years’ experience working in ecology. He has worked on a wide range of projects and has experience of conducting preliminary ecological appraisals along with surveying for many protected species including birds, bats, reptiles, great crested newts, otter and water vole. Ben also has experience of undertaking freshwater ecology and electrofishing surveys for large infrastructure projects. Before becoming an ecological consultant Ben gained experience volunteering as a warden with the RSPB, during which time he conducted vantage point surveys, breeding bird surveys, farmland bird surveys and seabird monitoring. 

Ben’s role at E3 Ecology as part of the ornithology team is to assist with organising and and undertaking a wide range of ornithological surveys and undertaking preliminary ecological appraisals and protected species surveys.  His role also includes project managing small scale sites across the north east. Since joining E3 ecology Ben has gained a level 1 great crested newt licence and is currently working towards his bat licences. During the winter of 2014-15, Ben studied wild elephants in Sri Lanka, and in the winter of 2015-16 he worked on a project surveying jaguar in Costa Rica. 


• Ornithological survey
• Great crested newt survey
• Bat survey
• BREEAM and CSH assessment
• Preliminary Ecological Assessment


• MRes Ecology and Environmental Management, University of York
• BSc (hons) Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Durham University
• Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
• Licensed Great Crested Newt Surveyor (Natural England Level 1)