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David MacArthur
Managing Director and Principal Ecologist

David is an ecologist and economist. He has been heavily involved in the ecological aspects of renewable energy development for over a decade, in both the public and private sectors.

David founded MacArthur Green in spring 2009 with a vision of building a boutique ecological and ornithological consultancy with a strong understanding of the commercial, legal and technical elements of developments. This idea was built from his experience with working with both Scottish Natural Heritage for 6 years, and subsequently ScottishPower Renewables for 6 years.

David and his team have successfully built up a strong specialist group of over 20 ecologists and ornithologists, who have the strength and depth of skills and resource to undertake a diversity of ecological work.

Since starting up MacArthur Green, David has further developed his strong understanding of ecological and ornithological technical issues of developments and is recognised as one of the leaders in his field within the renewables industry. He has experience as an expert witness in both ornithology and ecology and his combined understanding of these issues can deliver considerable value for clients.

During his time at ScottishPower Renewables, David was responsible for managing ecological and environmental policy issues and working closely with key statutory and non-statutory stake-holders. At Scottish Natural Heritage, David held various roles. These included a Natura 2000 Officer with responsibility for designating National and European Sites (SSSIs, SACs and SPAs,) and an Area Officer advising on fisheries and wind farm developments.

David graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 with a degree in Ecological Science with honours in Wildlife and Fisheries Management. He went on to gain a Diploma in Economics (with Distinction) with The Open University. He subsequently gained a Masters in Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Strathclyde, specialising in environmental regulation and policy.

Kirsty MacArthur
Legal Director

As Legal Director for MacArthur Green, Kirsty is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the legal issues concerning the company. She provides legal advisory services and ensures effective management of legal and contractual risks for the company.

A qualified solicitor, Kirsty specialises in environmental, planning and consenting matters in the renewables energy sector. Prior to working as Legal Director for MacArthur Green, Kirsty worked as an Associate for international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. During her time at Pinsent Masons, Kirsty was seconded to the ScottishPower Renewables legal team for a year. This experience ensures that Kirsty offers a particular insight into the legal requirements of renewable energy developers.

Kirsty has experience in onshore and offshore wind, biomass and marine renewables. She provided legal advice in relation to the first tidal development in the world in the Sound of Islay for ScottishPower Renewables (now consented), and also in respect of a prototype wave development at EMEC for the same client.

Kirsty was recognised an Associate to Watch in Environment by the Cambers and Partners Guide (2010 and 2011). She has been noted as ‘exceptionally bright and enthusiastic’ in the same publication.

Kirsty gained her Law degree in 2001 from Glasgow University, her Diploma in Law (Glasgow Graduate School of Law) in 2002 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She subsequently went on to gain a Diploma in Environmental Law and Management (distance learning). 

Stephen Ward
Project Director

Stephen is responsible for the delivery of MacArthur Green’s portfolio of projects, delivering projects to high quality, to time and budget, and without accident or incident. Stephen is a chartered civil engineer and project manager with over 30 years’ experience in the renewable energy, waste management and general civil engineering fields. Stephen has been heavily involved in the development of onshore and offshore wind and tidal energy projects for over a decade, working within both developers and OEM organisations. Stephen has an extensive understanding of the technical and commercial aspects and challenges faced when developing renewable energy projects in the UK and Western Europe.

Most recently Stephen was the Director of Power Generation at Atlantis Resources, where he was responsible for the delivery of the MeyGen Phase 1A tidal energy project, and the EMEC AR1000 and SeaGen Decommissioning projects located in the North of Scotland and Northern Ireland. At Adwen Offshore (formerly AREVA Wind) Stephen was Head of Project Management UK, responsible for the provision of project management services for turbine supply and installation contracts in the UK and Germany. Whilst at ScottishPower Renewables, Stephen was a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing the construction and supporting the development of various onshore windfarms across England and Scotland including Arecleoch, Carland Cross and Lynemouth where he worked closely with consultants, contractors and statutory stake-holders throughout the project development and construction phases.

Stephen brings with him valuable experience in project management, design and construction management, and environmental management having worked at various multi-national consultancies including High-Point Rendel, Mouchel and Encia Consulting (formerly AIG Consulting). Furthermore, Stephen has valuable experience in the quarrying and waste management industries with Hanson, SITA and Cleanaway Limited (now Veolia).

Stephen graduated from the University of Leeds in 1987 with a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Civil Engineering with Architecture, holds an APMP Certificate (IPMA Level D) in Project Management, and a NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Professor Bob Furness
Principal Ornithologist

Bob is an internationally renowned ornithologist with a 35 year track record of high quality research and project supervision.

Bob’s work at MacArthur Green has involved strategic projects developing methodologies to assess or mitigate interactions between seabirds and renewables, for clients such as Forewind, US Bureau of Ocean Management, Marine Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, and Defra. He has also worked on a variety of site-based projects where impacts on birds are of concern, and on a wide range of issues related to bird conservation and adaptive management, marine fish stock assessment and fisheries management. 

Bob is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow, a member of the Board of SNH, appointed Chair of the SNH Scientific Advisory Committee, on the board of the British Trust for Ornithology and an honorary member of the German Ornithological Society. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Journal of Ornithology and Bird Study.

Bob chaired an international panel of experts appointed by the Danish government to advise on the monitoring of environmental impacts of their demonstration offshore wind farms at Nysted and Horns Rev and has co-authored several recent papers in scientific journals on assessing the cumulative impacts of wind farms on bird populations.

Dr Mark Trinder
Principal Project Ornithologist

Dr Mark Trinder has established a strong reputation for the delivery of population models and analytical assessments for the investigation of potential impacts on bird populations, particularly in relation to renewable developments.

His role at MacArthur Green is to lead on the delivery of onshore and offshore renewable projects and provide statistical and modelling support for the whole team.

Mark undertakes ornithological impact assessments for offshore and terrestrial wind farms and tidal turbine developments. He has been centrally involved in various strategic and industry guidance work packages. These have included methods for ornithological cumulative assessment of wave and tidal projects (for The Crown Estate), population modelling of gannet (for the Strategic Ornithological Support Services) and strategic assessment of collision impacts on birds migrating through Scottish waters (for Marine Scotland).

Mark has previously worked for both a large environmental consultancy and also in the conservation sector for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Mark graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Biological Sciences and went on to gain an MSc in Wildlife Management and Control from the University of Reading. His PhD from the University of Stirling was titled ‘An investigation of matrix population model assumptions: wrens (Troglodytes troglodytes) as a case study’.

Brian Henry
Senior Ecologist

 

Brian is an experienced Senior Ecologist with a number of specialist survey skills and project management experience. 

His main focus for MacArthur Green is on delivering high quality vegetation and habitat survey data, reports and impact assessments, with a particular focus on National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys. Brian also provides Phase 1 habitat surveys, GWDTE surveys, and Peat Depth and Blanket Mire Condition surveys. He has provided these surveys for a wide range of clients within the renewables, forestry, roads, housing and mining sectors. Recent large project examples include delivering the NVC surveys for both the Central and Northern A9 dualling sections, covering a survey reach of over 70km. 

Brian is an experienced project manager, and manages a number of ecology, ornithology and peat projects to ES submission with preparation of associated ES chapters, EcIA’s and HRA’s. 

He is also experienced in conducting and providing protected species surveys and licencing, fisheries habitat surveys, ornithological surveys, ECoW services, and species and habitat management plans and monitoring.  

Brian graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 with a First Class honours degree in Physical Geography.  He also gained a Masters degree with Distinction in River Basin Management from the University of Stirling in 2009.

 

Claudia Gebhardt
Senior Ecologist

Claudia is a Senior Ecologist with over ten years of experience in ecology, consultancy and conservation.

She has previously worked for large ecological consultancies and non-government organisations, and is an experienced project manager for projects within the renewable, minerals, infrastructure and housing sectors throughout the UK. Claudia is an expert field surveyor, with experience including includes a variety of ornithological and protected species surveys such as bats, otter, water vole, badger, red squirrel, great crested newt (SNH licence) and other herpetiles, wild cat, pine marten, beaver and other mammals. She is a licensed bat worker with both SNH and NE bat licences and experience in a multitude of bat survey techniques gained through participation in various international projects

In a previous role she was the Programme Leader of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s field survey training programme and is regularly active as a trainer for the Field Studies Council and the Mammal Society.

Claudia Graduated from the Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale) as a Dipl.-Biol. (equivalent to MSc in Biology) with her thesis on the ‘Behaviour of the European hamster (Cricetus cricetus) in the Field’.

Rafe Dewar
Senior Ecologist

Rafe has nine years of ornithology and ecology experience in the consultancy sector and has been the lead author of various high profile Environmental Impact Assessments and Habitats Regulations reports for renewables projects including Strathy North, Clyde Extension and Galawhistle onshore wind farms; Galloper, Hornsea, and Argyll Array offshore wind farms; and MeyGen Tidal development.

His role at MacArthur Green involves ornithological and ecological project management, technical input and consultation through all aspects of a development, from scoping through to post-submission assistance.

Rafe has been involved in various technical ornithological and ecological work, including collision risk modelling, investigations into avoidance rates for seabird species, coordinating breeding colony censuses, mitigation, habitat management plans and public inquiry support. 

Rafe graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc. (Hons.) in Zoology, and went on to gain a MSc. (Distinction) in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh.

Leanne Cooke
Consultant Ecologist

Leanne Cooke specialises in the survey and assessment of protected mammal and reptile species, with an emphasis on bat ecology. Her work includes the production of technical bat reports and Phase 1 habitat reports for inclusion in ES chapters for wind farm developments. Leanne also carries out vegetation surveys for Phase 1 Habitat Survey and National Vegetation Classification (NVC). Leanne is a National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC) qualified tree climber and uses these skills to undertake aerial surveys for tree roosting bats and red squirrel.

Prior to joining MacArthur Green Leanne was employed as a consultant ecologist in both Ireland and the UK for over four years. She has worked on a range of different projects for residential, commercial, pharmaceutical, wind farm, road and rail developments. Leanne has also carried out work as an Ecological Clerk of Works for the Beauly – Denny project providing legislative compliance, monitoring and advice.

Leanne has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from John Moores University, Liverpool. Leanne holds a SNH Bat Surveyor’s Licence.

Andrew Rattey
Consultant Ecologist

Andrew joined MacArthur Green in 2010 and has since undertaken a breadth of work encompassing ecology, ornithology and peat projects.

Now specialising in ecology, Andrew is involved in the writing of technical reports for ES chapters alongside extensive GIS work and some project management. As part of the survey team Andrew also undertakes NVC, Phase 1, Protected Species and Peat Surveys.

Andrew has a Masters in Ecology (with commendation) from the University of Aberdeen and a BSc in Ecology from the University of Stirling. His thesis for his Masters involved assessing disturbance on common seals at a nationally important haul out site in North Scotland and he retains a strong interest in protected mammals and marine wildlife.

Sarah Sanders
Consultant Ornithologist & Field Co-ordinator

Sarah specialises in the survey and assessment of onshore ornithology and her work includes the production of technical reports for inclusion in ES chapters for wind farm developments alongside some project management. She is also responsible for managing the QA process on onshore ornithology survey data. Sarah also manages the co-ordination of all MacArthur Green’s field work, working closely with survey staff, clients and land owners to schedule the company’s busy survey calendar. Alongside this, Sarah is part of the MacArthur Green ornithology survey team herself, undertaking various surveys on sites across Scotland.

Following graduation, Sarah spent over two years with the RSPB as both an employee at their Lochwinnoch Reserve, and as the RSPB representative within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Sarah also worked as a volunteer at their Lochwinnoch Reserve and in the Kelvingrove museum.

Sarah has a BSc in Zoology from Glasgow University, where she was involved in the 10th year of long running Ring Ouzel surveys in the Cairngorms and also in the Exploration Society’s marine turtle conservation work in western Cyprus.

Jason Mackay
Consultant Ecologist

Jason is an ecologist undertaking a wide range of field surveys including National Vegetation Classification (NVC) and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, Peat surveys, Protected Species Surveys, and Ornithological Surveys. This also includes data analysis and reporting.

Jason previously practised as a solicitor specialising in Planning and Environmental law, and re-trained with the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), gaining a Professional Development Award in Ecological Surveying, focusing on specialist practical field skills in a wide range of ecological disciplines. He has a wide range of expertise in field ecology with the ability to design and implement ecological surveys. He has extensive understanding of the ecological and environmental issues that influence any habitat.

Jason is also qualified as a Marine Mammal Observer with experience of boat surveys for cetaceans and seabirds.  He has a BA in Commerce from Napier University and also holds a wide range of RYA accredited marine qualifications.

Jane Dixon
Finance & Administration Manager

Jane has a pivotal role within MacArthur Green with responsibility for finance and administration, as well as involvement in HR, marketing and business development. Jane reports directly to Kirsty and David and regularly advises on business decisions.

Prior to joining the company in April 2012 Jane spent 5 years running her own business, providing admin and finance support to small business clients in Glasgow. 

Her background combines business and arts administration, having spent over 18 years working in key roles within arts organisations and small businesses at administrative, management and board level in Glasgow and Cambridge.

She has a degree in Fine Art from Coventry School of Art and Design.

Gillian Clark
Health and Safety Manager

Gillian Clark is responsible for the management of all Health & Safety matters within MacArthur Green, providing practical advice, support and recommendations regarding health & safety policy, procedures and legislation. Gillian helps MacArthur Green to build a closer working relationship and greater co-ordination with our clients on health and safety matters.

Gillian is a Chartered IOSH member with over ten years Health & Safety experience. She has worked as a consultant within the renewables sector, petrochemical industry, major civil projects, and conservation renovations (including Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage projects).

In addition to her role with MacArthur Green, Gillian also holds the role of Chief Executive for the Forestry Industry Safety Accord (http://www.ukfisa.com/).

Gillian has a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Further qualifications include NVW Level 4 Health & Safety, NEBOSH Environmental Management Diploma, and NEBOSH Health & Safety Diploma.

Ben Fisher
Senior GIS Consultant

Ben provides GIS and data services to the wider MacArthur Green team. He is responsible for the management, coordination and quality assurance of MacArthur Green GIS work. Ben also manages our data management systems.

Ben has over 10 years’ experience working in the environmental consultancy sector. Ben has provided GIS input to UK wide and international consultancy projects for clients in sectors such as renewable energy, transport and utilities. He has also been involved in research into GIS innovations which have fed into business development planning.

Ben is a Chartered Geographer (GIS) and an active member of the Association for Geographic Information Scottish Committee and chaired the recent AGI Scotland Focus event on mobile data capture. Ben has presented at GIS conferences and provided guest GIS lectures and workshops on themes including Ecology, Coastal Zone Management and EIA.

Ben has a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Derby and an MSc in Environmental Management from Stirling University.

Lindsay Ferguson
GIS Consultant

Joining MacArthur Green in 2013, Lindsay brought with him a passion for the outdoors and a proficiency in the use of GIS and Graphic design packages. He provides GIS and Mapping Support to the MacArthur Green Team on a variety of projects, creating and maintaining environmental data sets and producing ecological, ornithological and peat maps for technical reports and the survey team.

In addition to his GIS and Mapping responsibilities, he is also trained in protected species (Otter, water vole, badger, pine marten and bats), peatland habitats and electrofishing survey techniques, enabling him to undertake field surveys carried out at MacArthur Green.

Lindsay also plays a key health and safety role in the company, providing support for all Lone Working surveyors.

Lindsay completed a BSc in Physical Geography at the University of Glasgow in 2007, returning as a post graduate in 2010 to complete an MSc in Geoinformation Technology and Cartography. He is also a member of the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).

Euan Murray
Consultant Ecologist

Euan has a diverse role within MacArthur Green, carrying out field surveys such as bat and peat surveys, and preparing survey data, including bat data analysis, and the writing of technical bat reports for the inclusion in ES chapters. He provides logistical planning while onsite for Peat Depth and Blanket Mire Condition surveys, in addition to the preparation of Phase 1 and Phase 2 Peat reports, and Draft Peat Management Plans. Most recently, he has held the role of Ecological Clerks of Works, providing onsite advice and regular reports for the development of wind farms.

Before joining MacArthur Green, Euan took part in animal population studies in Canada, looking at resource use and predation risk in elk, moose and deer. He has also volunteered in New Zealand, radio tracking Kiwis as part of an on-going population study.

Euan has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Glasgow. He graduated from Lancaster University in 2012, obtaining a Masters degree with Distinction in Environmental and Biochemical Toxicology.

Julie Miller
PhD Student in association with Glasgow University

Julie has been involved in ecological survey and monitoring since 2007 across a range of habitats within the UK and Europe. Previous roles have revolved around seabird and coastal bird population dynamics and ecology. As well as collecting high quality datasets in situ she is interested in modelling and analytical applications within platforms such as R. Julie initiated a bird-ringing/monitoring project on the wider estate at Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire that is still ongoing and provides research opportunities for undergraduates.

Additional experience includes: Atlantic salmon population modelling with the Loughs Agency, volunteer curator of entomology for Glasgow Museums, and volunteering with the SWT at their Loch Ardinning reserve.

Julie has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Glasgow and a Masters by Research (MRes-Merit) in Marine and Freshwater Ecology and Management from the University of Glasgow, awarded under the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme.

Miles Wheeler
Ornithologist

With over 20 year’s bird survey experience, Miles is a key member of the MacArthur Green ornithology team. He is field based and works on sites throughout Scotland, conducting the full range of ornithology surveys including Vantage Point, Scarce Breeding Birds, Black Grouse and Winter Walk Over.

As a committed birder, Miles has travelled extensively throughout the globe and his ‘life list’ is enviable. Prior to joining MacArthur Green in 2012, Miles had clocked up over 17 years working as a bird surveyor and recorder for projects managed by, amongst others, The British Trust for Ornithology and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

 

Misty Kerr
Office Manager

Misty is responsible for book keeping and maintaining all financial records for the company. Experienced in accounts management, Misty has worked for over 15 years within finance for medium and small businesses.

Misty is an Associate member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and is a Qualified Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Michael Hill
Fisheries Consultant

Michael is a multidisciplinary ecologist with a specialism in fisheries. Capable of conducting surveys in both aquatic and terrestrial environments such as Protected Species Surveys, and Fish Habitat Surveys, Michael is a SFCC accredited electro-fisher and previously worked for the Spey Fishery Board conducting assessments of juvenile salmonids, eels, and macroinvertebrate communities throughout the Spey catchment. Additionally, Michael has undertaken a variety of aquatic assessments of fish and invertebrate populations using licenced electrofishing, netting, and trapping techniques.

Michael is a JNCC certified Marine Mammal Observer (MMO), holding Opito approved BOSIET and MIST qualifications. He also volunteers as a marine mammal medic for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, and as an outreach volunteer for the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network.

In 2016, Michael graduated with an MSci Marine & Freshwater Biology (with distinction) from the University of Glasgow, having completed an integrated work placement at MacArthur Green during 2014-2015.

Joyce Reid
Ornithologist

Joyce is a key member of the MacArthur Green ornithology team, with over 20 year’s bird survey experience. She is field based and works on sites throughout Scotland, conducting the full range of ornithological surveys including Vantage Point, Scarce Breeding Birds, Black Grouse and Winter Walk Over.

Prior to working with MacArthur Green, Joyce spent over 25 years working as a countryside ranger at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Alongside other wildlife monitoring there she has been heavily involved in monitoring hen harrier in the Renfrewshire Heights SPA and the installation of CCTV nest cameras. An enthusiastic birder, Joyce has also assisted licenced ringers at Schedule 1 nest sites, including providing rope access to cliff nests.

 

Helen Wade
Consultant Ornithologist

During her PhD research, Helen specialised in assessing the potential impacts of marine renewable energy developments on Scottish seabird species. She has been involved in developing guidance aimed at predicting species-specific vulnerability to offshore wind, wave and tidal-stream renewable energy developments for clients including Marine Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Helen is experienced in designing and undertaking vantage point surveys of tidal-stream energy development sites, and using GPS data loggers to assess seabird overlap with marine renewable energy developments. Helen has extensive fieldwork experience both in the UK and outwith Europe, and has experience undertaking Breeding Bird Surveys on terrestrial wind farm sites.

Helen is also qualified as a Marine Mammal Observer (JNCC) and has undertaken European Seabirds at Sea (ESAS) observer training. In addition to her fieldwork skills, Helen is experienced in data analysis and modelling using the R programming software, and is a competent user of ArcGIS.

Helen is awaiting award of her PhD from the University of the Highlands and Islands, and has an MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity (Distinction with Commendation) from the University of Exeter.

Claire Hollingworth
Senior Hydrologist

Claire is a hydrologist with over ten years’ experience working on supporting studies for developments across the UK and internationally. Most recently this work has focussed on both hydrological impact assessments for a range of renewable energy schemes and water resource modelling.

At MacArthur Green, Claire and Rob lead on the development of our hydrological services, working closely with the team ecologists in the delivery of our environmental assessments.

Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Claire spent several years working on water resource studies for water utility companies. Driven by the objectives of the Water Framework Directive, she specialised in the derivation of downstream release regimes for a range of water resource assets, allowing subsequent review of the supply demand balance.

Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography and an MSc in River Environmental Management from the University of Birmingham. She has also been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environment for the last 4 years.

Dr Rob Sutton
Principal Hydrologist

Rob leads on the development of MacArthur Green’s hydrological, hydraulic and sediment transport services. He also works closely with the team in the delivery of our environmental assessments.

Rob is a Principal Hydrologist with ten years’ experience working as a technical lead and project manager within a range of hydrological, hydraulic and sediment transport projects across the UK. This work has included surveying, monitoring, modelling across high and low flows as well as delivering on a wide range of environmental assessments for a variety of development types. Most recently his work has focussed on water resource and drought planning.

Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Rob spent several years working on water resource studies for water utility companies including a period seconded to Scottish Water as the leading Hydrologist for Drought Planning of Scottish water resources. Driven by the objectives of the Water Framework Directive, he also led a team of hydrologist assessing yield and water resource abstraction throughout Scotland. This work led to the development in the understanding of low flow modelling and assessments for Scottish ground and surface water courses.

Rob has a BSc (Hons) in Geography (Earth Studies) and a PhD entitled 'Monitoring and Modelling Flow and Suspended Sediment Transport Processes in Abandoned Channels' from the University of Exeter.

 

Fiona Morton
Ornithologist

Fiona has been involved in ecological and environmental survey and assessment since 2008, with a particular emphasis on ornithology. Primarily field-based, Fiona works on locations throughout Scotland and her work focuses on a variety of ornithological survey methods. These include vantage point counts, scarce breeding bird surveys and winter walkovers.

Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Glasgow in 2010, Fiona gained over five years of experience working as a Countryside Ranger, where she became an ambassador for birds, environmental education and ecological conservation.

Fiona's additional experience includes bird ringing expeditions to the Ecuadorian Amazon, radio tracking ring ouzel in the Angus Glens, seabird monitoring on Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde and holds a BTO ringer's license.

Ashleigh Wylie
Consultant Ecologist

Ashleigh undertakes a number of field surveys including those for protected mammal species such as badgers, bats, otters, water voles, pine marten and red squirrels. She also aids with technical reporting.

Ashleigh obtained an MSci Zoology from the University of Glasgow in 2015. As part of her degree, she took part in the integrated work placement programme 2013-2014, where she joined MacArthur Green as an Ecology Intern. She re-joined the team after completing her final year of University.

 

Michael Hill
Fisheries Consultant

Michael is a multidisciplinary ecologist with a specialism in fisheries. Capable of conducting surveys in both aquatic and terrestrial environments such as Protected Species Surveys, and Fish Habitat Surveys, Michael is a SFCC accredited electro-fisher and previously worked for the Spey Fishery Board conducting assessments of juvenile salmonids, eels, and macroinvertebrate communities throughout the Spey catchment. Additionally, Michael has undertaken a variety of aquatic assessments of fish and invertebrate populations using licenced electrofishing, netting, and trapping techniques.

Michael is a JNCC certified Marine Mammal Observer (MMO), holding Opito approved BOSIET and MIST qualifications. He also volunteers as a marine mammal medic for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, and as an outreach volunteer for the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network.

In 2016, Michael graduated with an MSci Marine & Freshwater Biology (with distinction) from the University of Glasgow, having completed an integrated work placement at MacArthur Green during 2014-2015.

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