Chris has worked in the ecology and conservation sector for more than 20 years and is a full member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
Areas of expertise:
Habitat Restoration | Ornithology
Chris has worked in the ecology and conservation sector for more than 20 years, formerly as warden of several nature reserves throughout Scotland including Hermaness (Shetland), Hoy (Orkney), the Isle of Rum (Inner Hebrides) and Vane Farm (Loch Leven).
Subsequently, Chris has worked as an ecological consultant for nine years, specialising in ornithology and habitat assessment.
As a freelance ecologist trading as Tringa Ecology, he brings extensive experience to Kaitiaki Consulting.
He has been monitoring upland breeding birds at peatland restoration sites in Shetland and East Ayrshire with NVC Survey at four proposed onshore wind farms in the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, South Lanarkshire and Midlothian.
Other projects include NVC Survey GWDTE Risk Assessment of the preferred route option for the A96 dualling in Moray, Site Condition Monitoring (habitat restoration) and Quixwood and West Browncastle wind farms (Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire).
Chris also conducts boat-based surveys of seabirds (ESAS) and marine mammals (MMO), in the Irish Sea, and has produced the EIAR Chapter and Technical Appendix (ornithology) for proposed onshore wind farms in Sutherland and South Lanarkshire.
Chris has worked as a Guide for Shetland Nature and been involved in the identification of seabirds and sea mammals from aerial survey footage (for HiDef Aerial Surveying Ltd.)
He holds a MSc in Sustainable Rural Development from the University of the Highlands and Islands, a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc (Hons) Zoology from the University of Glasgow and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM).Our team