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

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.

Durwyn Liley

Durwyn Liley

BSc, PhD, MCIEEM - Director
International experience with a special interest in birds and bird conservation, human disturbance and access issues

Rachel Hoskin

Rachel Hoskin

BSc, MSc, MCIEEM - Director
Bringing expertise in planning & biodiversity and application of the Habitats Regulations

Chris Panter

Chris Panter

BSc - Technical Director – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS

Fenella Lewin

Fenella Lewin

BSc, PGCert Man - Practice Manager
Fulfills a key administrative role, ensuring the smooth running of Footprint Ecology

Sophie Lake

Sophie Lake

BSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
Bringing a broad range of experience in conservation and applied research with a special interest in grazing

Phil Saunders

Phil Saunders

BSc, MSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist
A research ecologist with ornithological expertise, GIS and training skills alongside general consultancy experience.

Zoe Caals

Zoe Caals

BSc, Recreation Ecologist
Assists with visitor surveys fieldwork and data entry

Jim White

Jim White

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

Rob McGibbon

Rob McGibbon

BSc, PhD - Ecologist
Specialist in plant science & agricultural botany, with extensive field work in several European countries

John Day

John Underhill-Day 1943-2018

It is with great sadness that we share the news that John Day, Co-founder and Director at Footprint Ecology, passed away unexpectedly on Friday 10th August. He will be sorely missed by the Footprint Ecology Team as both a friend and a colleague.

Contact us to discuss your project

We’re always ready to talk about your requirements, so please do get in touch today

Tel: +44 (0)1929 552444