Erik is an experienced ecologist specialising in the survey and assessment of reptiles and amphibians (herpetofauna) as well as bats and other protected mammals.
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Erik is an experienced ecologist highly experienced in ecological project delivery gained through commercial and volunteer roles in the UK.
His specialisms are in the survey and assessment of reptiles and amphibians (herpetofauna) as well as bats and other protected mammals. He currently works as a freelance ecologist trading as EP Ecology.
Erik has a BSc (Hons) Zoology from the University of Glasgow and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM).
Among his project work is conducting preliminary ecological appraisals for six active travel routes across Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, and Stirlingshire, and the preparation of biodiversity enhancement plans for four active travel routes across Ayrshire and Edinburgh.
He has worked on protected species surveys (bat, breeding bird, badger, and red squirrel) for a confidential development in Stirlingshire and was the technical lead for an Ecological Impact Assessment of the Cross Tay Link Road in Perth & Kinross including the preparation of main chapter and technical appendices (GCN and bat).
He worked on the design and delivery of herpetological surveys and assessment for the A96 Dualling (Hardmuir to Fochabers) in Moray including the preparation of technical appendices (GCN and reptile).
Other work Erik has been involved in has included protected mammal surveys (beaver, otter, water vole, badger, red squirrel, and bat PRA) for the proposed extension of a commercial site in Perth and Kinross. He has also carried out research into the torchlight survey efficacy window for great crested newt sampling.Our team