We care passionately about our world
We believe people and nature can work together
We work with those who share our values
We do high-quality, science-based ecological work
We provide consultancy services and training
We can act as expert witness at public inquiry
An ecological consultancy based in Dorset, UK
Our work is focused on the interface between people and nature. Our dynamic team is passionate about ecology, conservation and natural history. We work with those who share our values, in the most ethical and sustainable way that we can.
We are professional, experienced ecologists
We take pride in being a flexible, responsive and friendly team, whilst maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We also work closely with a range of associates and subcontractors who offer complementary skills.
BSc, PhD, MCIEEM - Director
International experience with a special interest in birds and bird conservation, human disturbance and access issues
BSc, PhD, MRSB, CBiol, CEnv, MCIEEM, FRICS (Retd) - Director
Highly experienced project lead working for more than forty years in the profession
BSc, PGCert Man - Practice Manager
Fulfills a key administrative role, ensuring the smooth running of Footprint Ecology
BSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
Bringing a broad range of experience in conservation and applied research with a special interest in grazing
BSc, MSc, MCIEEM - Senior Planning Ecologist
Bringing expertise in planning & biodiversity and application of the Habitats Regulations
Senior Ecologist – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS
MBE, BSc (Hons) - Senior Ecologist
30 years of experience in conservation for NCC and English Nature, identifying and securing SSSIs, SAC, SPA and RAMSAR sites
BSc, PhD - Ecologist
Specialist in plant science & agricultural botany, with extensive field work in several European countries
Research Ecologist / Social Data Scientist
Circa £20,000-22,000 p.a. depending on experience
Fulltime 1 year fixed term
Closing date: 31st July 2017
This post offers an exciting new opportunity to explore and publish results from a large and unique dataset of countryside visits while obtaining valuable experience working as part of a small, friendly team of ecologists in Purbeck, Dorset.
We are looking to recruit a research ecologist/social scientist to help collate and analyse existing data derived from visitor surveys on countryside sites and work on new visitor surveys. Alongside the data work you will spend about half your time working on a range of projects with the rest of the team, so offering experience of applied work in addition to research.
This role would suit a recent graduate (e.g. PhD, MSc or highly competent BSc) wishing to gain experience of consultancy working and a chance to publish papers using an exciting and unique data set. Accuracy, attention to detail and self-management will be essential. The ideal candidate will be able to manipulate and handle large amounts of data (including within GIS) and use appropriate statistical tests for analysis. A general knowledge of natural history, ecology and access to the countryside would also be helpful.
The role is advertised as a full-time post on a one-year contract. There may be potential for the post to be made permanent.
£27,500-30,000 p.a. pro rata. Part-time (full-time considered)
Location: Wareham, Dorset (home working also considered)
Closing date: 31st July 2017
This post offers an exciting opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects and some of the most important nature conservation sites in the country.
We are seeking an experienced individual who will be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, write tenders, manage contracts, produce reports and present complex information, with excellent project management and writing skills.
Our current team has skills in ornithology, habitats, recreational impacts, HRAs, site management for conservation and common land. The ideal candidate will have at least some of these skills but will also bring new expertise that will allow us to expand our repertoire.
Please note that Footprint Ecology does not work for commercial developers nor undertake protected species surveys; protected species licenses or experience are not relevant for this post.
Download examples of our ecology work
We regularly publish on a wide variety of nature conservation and ecological research that we’ve conducted for clients and for the wider conservation effort, and you can download a selection of our publications for free...
Trends in Nightjar, Woodlark and Dartford Warbler on the Dorset Heaths 1991-2013
Helen Fearnley & Durwyn Liley
Morecambe Bay Bird Disturbance and Access Management Report, May 2015
Durwyn Liley, John Underhill-Day, Chris Panter, Jean Marsh and Pete Roberts
Contact us to discuss your project
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