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

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

Covid-19

Coronavirus COVID-19

To protect the health of our staff and their families, and slow the spread of the virus, Footprint staff will all be working from home from the 20th March. This will not affect our work as we will still be able to access all our files, and our phone number and emails will not change. Someone will attend the office twice a week to pick up post and feed the birds, so our postal address is unchanged. We will also be limiting travel and face to face activity in the period as advised by the government.

Rahcel Hoskin 1975-2020

Rachel Hoskin 1975-2020

Footprint Ecology are saddened by the completely unexpected death of our colleague and dear friend, Rachel Hoskin. Rachel was taken ill late on the 15th February and died of a heart attack in the early hours of the next morning. Rachel first worked with Footprint Ecology in 2007, undertaking joint HRA work with us while she was an employee at David Tyldesley & Associates. She joined Footprint Ecology as a full-time staff member in 2016 and became a director in 2018. She will be sorely missed. If you would like details of the funeral or where to send cards, please contact us on info@footprint-ecology.co.uk

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