We are an employee-owned company
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, MCIEEM - Technical Director – Data Analysis & GIS
Research Ecologist with expertise in statistical analysis, large datasets and GIS
BSc, PGCert Man - Practice Manager
Fulfills a key administrative role, ensuring the smooth running of Footprint Ecology
BSc, PhD - Director
Bringing a broad range of experience in conservation and applied research with a special interest in grazing
BSc, MSc, PhD - Senior Ecologist & Fieldwork Coordinator
A research ecologist with ornithological and GIS expertise, and a particular interest in outreach and training provision.
BSc, Senior Ecologist
Visitor survey design, data analysis and reporting
BSc (Hons) - Ecologist
Recent graduate working on visitor surveys and data management.
Footprint Ecology is now an Employee Owned Company!
To ensure orderly succession, and that Footprint remains true to the intentions and ethics of the founders, the shareholders have sold their stake in the business to an Employee Ownership Trust. This change took effect on 30th June 2023, and it means the business is now indirectly owned by the employees, for their benefit.
What this means in everyday terms is that, actually, very little will change. Footprint will be doing the same work, with the same staff, from the same premises. But in the long run the change will bring certainty and security to the business, whilst improving staff engagement and morale.OUR ETHICS
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
We’re always ready to talk about your requirements, so please do get in touch today