Elizabeth Ross BSc MSc
Ecologist (Botany and Protected Species)
Elizabeth has a strong grounding in mammalian ecology and mammal field survey techniques. She is licenced to survey for bats and great crested newts and has extensive survey experience across northern England and Scotland. She is an experienced otter surveyor and has also undertaken badger, red squirrel, water vole and pine marten surveys for a number of projects including proposed wind farms, single turbines, housing developments, active quarry sites and a range of smaller developments. She has also been involved with Natural England development licence applications and post-development monitoring for a range of sites. Other survey experience includes BREEAM & CSH assessments as well as reptile and specialist watercourse surveys.
She has a sound botanical knowledge, particularly of upland habitats, and has undertaken a wide range of training in this field from basic phase 1 surveys to NVC level. NVC projects including habitat monitoring and providing management advice for upland and lowland heaths and bogs, calcareous habitats and broadleaf woodland.
Outside of work, Lizzie is an otter enthusiast and is currently undertaking a suite of research in conjunction with a range of groups and educational establishments. The work will be presented in a series of talks in 2013/2014.
KEY AREAS OF EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
- Mammal Ecology
- Phase 1, Phase 2 and NVC surveying
- Great Crested Newt Survey (Licensed Surveyor)
- Bat Survey (Licensed Surveyor)
- BSc Zoology (First class Hons) – Newcastle University
- MSc Environmental Consultancy (Distinction) – Newcastle University