Graham Davison

Graham Davison BSc (Hons) MSc MRSB MCIEEM

Graham has over sixteen years of experience in the field of applied ecology.  Prior to founding Focus Ecology with joint Director Fern Fellowes-Day, Graham worked at a number of leading ecological consultancies, managing numerous contracts UK-wide.

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.  Graham’s Masters paper on legal and practical implications for mammal reintroductions was published by the IUCN.

Graham’s ecological experience includes surveys to identify nationally and locally important sites for wildlife, ecological services to local planning authorities and provision of ecological reports to accompany major infrastructure projects, housing schemes, industrial developments and mineral extraction.  Graham is a skilled botanical surveyor specialising in Phase I and Phase II (NVC) Habitat Surveys.

Graham has considerable expertise in protected species surveys, holding protected species licenses for bats, great crested newts, white-clawed crayfish and barn owls as well as competency 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 highly skilled in the production of reports and Nature Conservation Management Plans providing advice to ensure legal compliance and consistency with recognised best practice.  Graham has appeared and delivered evidence as an expert witness for Planning Appeals and Public Inquiry.  Graham has been interviewed by BBC local radio and TV shows to provide specialist expertise on ecological topics.

 

 

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Fern Fellowes-Day

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