Ecological consultancy and training

Wildwood Ecology Limited is a progressive ecological consultancy and training company. Our experienced team operates from two offices, providing services across England and Wales since 1998. We deliver pragmatic and innovative ecological solutions and training needs to a wide and expanding client base. We offer expertise across terrestrial and aquatic habitat types. Our licensed and experienced ecologists routinely liaise with government agencies on ecological and planning issues, including mitigation measures and monitoring of protected species. Our staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), the professional body that represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.

Dr Matthew Davies – Ecologist

Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons.)

Matt studied Zoology at Cardiff University, graduating with a 2.1 honours degree. He then went on to gain a Ph.D at Hull University where his research focussed on the chemical nature of scent marking in the European otter Lutra lutra. He has extensive knowledge and experience of otter ecology and survey techniques and mustelid (e.g. badger Meles meles) ecology in general. He is licenced to survey for the hazel or common dormouse

Matt co-ordinates and undertakes Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and provides support for CSH/BREEAM reports and graphics.  He has a wide range of experience in natural history, with a particular focus on bat surveys, dormice, and both reptile surveying and translocation.


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Wildwood are gearing up for another busy survey season

Wildwood Ecology are gearing up for another busy survey season in south, west, and mid Wales from our Cardiff office, and around the Cotswolds, borders, and south-west from our new Cirencester office.

Over the winter we've been evaluating the latest advances in survey skills and technology, including advances in eDNA (environmental DNA) for lower cost surveying for great crested newts, and impending new bat detectors, to ensure that we have the best information available to provide our clients with the right information, at the right time, and at the right price.

To minimise the risk of any subsequent delays it is vital to engage with your ecologist early on in a project.  Contact us now for advice and a proposal for investigating and addressing any ecological issues at your site.

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