Graham Davison

Graham Davison BSc (Hons) MSc MRSB MCIEEM

Graham has over fourteen year’s professional experience as a professional ecological consultant. Prior to founding Focus Ecology Ltd with joint Director Fern Fellowes-Day, he has worked in a senior position at two leading, independent ecological and multi-disciplinary consultancies managing numerous contracts countrywide.

He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology from the University of Manchester and an MSc with Distinction in Law and Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham.

His ecological experience includes ecological services to local planning authorities, surveys to identify nationally and locally important sites for wildlife and provision of technical reports and advice to support housing schemes, industrial developments, major infrastructure projects and mineral extraction.

Graham is a skilled botanical surveyor specialising in Phase I and Phase II (NVC) Habitat Surveys.  Graham has specialist experience in surveys for protected species, and holds survey licenses for bats, great crested newts, white-clawed crayfish, barn owls, black redstarts and lesser silver water beetle as well as expertise in the survey of badgers, reptiles, otter, water vole, breeding and over-wintering birds. Graham has held Natural England Mitigation (development) licences for bats (including being a Registered Consultant for the new Bat Low Impact Class Licence) and great crested newts, and numerous Natural England licences to close or disturb badger setts.

Graham is accomplished in the production of robust, technical reports and Ecological Management Plans to ensure compliance and consistency with wildlife and planning legislation.  As a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), Graham’s reports and advice provide the assurance of recognised best practice in the industry.  Graham has acted as an expert witness on ecological matters for public inquiry.

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Fern Fellowes-Day

Fern has over twelve year’s professional experience in the ecological consultancy field..