Robert is a contract ornithologist undertaking bird surveys on wind farms and other infrastructure projects, as well as botanical and protected mammal surveys.
Areas of expertise:
Habitat Restoration | Ornithology
Robert has worked as a contract ornithologist and agri-environment scheme applications for Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserves in South Yorkshire, undertaking bird surveys on wind farms and other infrastructure projects, as well as botanical and protected mammal surveys.
He has worked on two major Forestry Commission projects as a woodland surveyor, including the Native Woodland Survey Of Scotland (NWSS), carried out extensive herbivore impact assessment and woodland regeneration surveys for large-scale habitat restoration schemes in the Cairngorms, and surveyed and mapped the condition of peatland in Glen Affric as part of a peat restoration initiative.
Robert has a Higher National Diploma in Countryside Management from the Scottish Agricultural College and a University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification from the University of Birmingham/Field Studies Council
His first degree was a Master of Arts (Social Sciences) from the University of Glasgow and he is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Robert has undertaken NVC surveys of part of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) at the Insh Marshes reserve in Strathspey and ornithological surveys for a wind farm application in Aberdeenshire.
He has also been involved in montane woodland regeneration surveys at Glen Feshie and Mar Lodge estates and been a surveyor on Forest Research’s National Forest Inventory (NFI), gathering data on the composition and condition of forests and woodlands across Great Britain.
As a co-author of a pilot study he investigated the impact of forest road traffic on incubating Golden and White-tailed Eagles on the National Forest Estate. (AF)Our team