Jayne specialises in wildlife conservation and ecological consultancy and is proficient in detailed ornithological and botanical survey and protected species monitoring.
Areas of expertise:
Conservation | Ornithology
Jayne has worked in wildlife conservation and ecological consultancy for over 15 years and is proficient in detailed ornithological and botanical survey, habitat condition assessments and protected species monitoring, and to inform land management.
She has worked on peatland restoration projects across the UK and has a special interest in the bryophytes that are so important to healthy ecosystem processes.
Jayne holds a BA Honours Degree in Critical Theory from the University of North London, a Higher National Diploma in Conservation & Environmental Studies from Leeds College and a University Certificate in Biological Recording from the University of Birmingham/Field Studies Council.
Her current and recent project work includes ornithological surveys for the JNCC National Seabird Census in North West Scotland and assisting staff working on the Forest-to-Bog restoration project at the Forsinard Flows reserve and providing training in vegetation ID with a focus on bryophytes
She has been involved with ornithological monitoring at wind farm sites across the north of Scotland to inform planning and mitigation measures, habitat condition assessments. She has also undertaken Phase 1, Extended Phase 1, National Vegetation Classification (NVC) and protected species surveys in and around the Caithness & Sutherland Peatlands Special Protected Area for renewable energy schemes and NVC woodland surveys for the Sheffield Wildlife Trust’s monitoring of ash dieback in the Peak District.
She has also conducted bat sites condition assessments in the Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Special Area of Conservation for the Countryside Council for Wales.
Jayne has also undertaken fieldwork for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Conservation Science department on various projects to assess the consequences of land-use change such as the impact of wind farm developments on ground-nesting birds, the effect of peatland restoration measures on biodiversity, and the benefits of agri-environment schemes for target species.Our team