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

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

Chris Panter

Chris Panter

Senior Ecologist – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS

Gavin Saunders

Gavin Saunders

Senior Ecologist - BSc, MSc Dip
Senior Ecologist with expertise in community engagement & facilitation, landscape scale ecology and outdoor education.

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

We’re hiring!


We’re hiring

Senior Ecologist

£26,000-30,000 p.a. depending on experience
Fulltime, permanent (job-share/part-time considered)
Location: Wareham, Dorset
Closing date: 30th November 2018

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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