Innes is a terrestrial ecologist, ornithologist and conservationist with 30 years applied field survey experience.
He has conducted ecological survey work throughout the UK and Eire for the British Trust for Ornithology, Royal Society for Conservation of Birds, British Trust for Nature Conservation Volunteers Scotland, The London Wildlife Trust and the Biodiversity Records Centre for Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, The Lothians, Fife and Loch Lomond National Park.
This work has afforded him an insightful understanding of the development and evolution of biodiversity project planning policy over a generational timeline.
Innes has an MSc in Rural Resources Planning & Sustainable Development from the University of Aberdeen, and a BSc in Biology – Zoology & Plant Pathology from Strathclyde University.
He also has Mammal Society ID Certificate (Distinction), and BALI (British Association for Land Based Industries) White/Yellow CSCS (Health & Safety Construction Site) Card.
A full Member of the Chartered Institute for Ecologists & Environmental Managers his recent projects include Breeding Bird and Vantage Point Raptor Surveys for the Strachur (by Loch Fyne), and Renewable Energy Wind Farm Ecological Impact Assessment and Joint Nature Conservancy Council (JNCC) Extended Phase I Surveys for Wetland Habitats near Longtown (Cumbria).
Other work that Innes has been involved in includes providing the JNCC Extended Phase I Surveys/Phase 2 Surveys and Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Report Appendices for the Viridor Polymer Reprocessing Plant Site with Dunbar Landfill Site Surveys.
He has worked with Natural England on their Urban Breeding Gull Surveys in Cumbria and undertaken Peat Depth Surveys of Raised Bogs for “Peatland Action” through the Scottish Natural Heritage in the Scottish Borders.
Also in his portfolio, is work on Dutch Elm Disease Surveys for City of Edinburgh Council.Our team