About Richard Green Ecology

As an independent ecological consultancy we provide innovative expert services promptly and at reasonable rates. We are based in East Devon (near Exeter) but offer nationwide services.

Richard Green Ecology Ltd was formed in 2010 by Richard Green BSc(Hons) CEnv MCIEEM. Prior to this Richard worked as a Principal Ecologist/Environmental Scientist for a large multi-functional consultancy (for 9 years) and at the Environment Agency as a Conservation Officer (for 9 years).

We currently employ four full-time ecologists and also take on seasonal staff over the summer.

We have a wealth and breadth of ecological knowledge. Having worked on both sides of the industry, we have developed a keen understanding of business needs and statutory requirements. Our people skills and customer care ensure that the needs of both the environment and the client can be met, and we have a proven track record of delivering successful and sustainable outcomes.

All of our technical staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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Meet The team

Richard Green

Richard Green

Director

Richard is a Chartered Environmentalist with over 25 years’ professional experience in nature conservation and ecological consultancy. Richard has directed ecological inputs to numerous development projects, including major infrastructure, ports, highways, housing, commercial, renewable energy, minerals, conservation and domestic projects. He has provided witness statements and presented ecological evidence at Public Inquiries.

Key skills include:

  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment for projects and plans
  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for bats (England and Wales), Bat Low Impact Class Licence/Bat Mitigation Class Licence for England and HS2, hazel dormouse, barn owl, great crested newt, crayfish, and water vole displacement class licence

William Dommett

William Dommett

Senior Ecologist

William has worked for Richard Green Ecology since graduating from his MSc in Environmental Consultancy in 2012. Project experience includes major and minor road schemes, residential developments, renewable energy, minerals, commercial and domestic schemes.

Key skills include:

  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for for bats (England and Wales), hazel dormouse (England and Wales), great crested newt (England) and barn owl (England and Wales)
  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Preparation of European Protected Species development licences
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Tom Rickman

Tom Rickman

Senior Ecologist

Tom has worked for Richard Green Ecology since graduating from his MSc in Environmental Consultancy in 2014. He has worked on numerous projects, undertaking surveys, assessment and project management, including highways, rail, commercial, renewable energy, minerals and domestic projects.

Key skills include:

  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for bats (England), hazel dormouse (England and Wales), great crested newt (England) and barn owls (England and Wales)
  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Rory Chanter

Rory Chanter

Ecologist

Rory Chanter has worked for Richard Green Ecology since 2015. Rory has a wide range of experience in the ecological sector, having worked for conservation organisations, wildlife charities and ecological consultancies. He has worked on numerous projects, undertaking surveys and assessment, including highways, rail, commercial, minerals and domestic projects.

Key skills include:

  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for bats, hazel dormouse and great crested newt (England).
  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Sarah Marsh

Ecologist

Sarah joined Richard Green Ecology in 2018. She previously had roles with the British Natural History Consortium, Durham University’s Primate and Predator Project, Blackdown Hills AONB and Operation Wallacea.

Key skills include:

  • Species surveys, including otter, water vole, bats, crayfish (Natural England survey licence held), beaver, dormice & reptiles.
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Sam Chapman

Assistant Ecologist and Temporary Administrator

Sam joined Richard Green Ecology in spring 2019, on a graduate placement from Plymouth University. He has since completed an MSc in Environmental Consultancy and has been undertaking bat, reptile and dormouse surveys during summer 2019. He is currently filling in until we find a permanent Administrator.

We Are Qualified

Highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of suitably qualified ecologists with protected species licences for England and Wales.

We Are Insured

We hold professional indemnity, public and products liability and employer’s liability insurance.

We Are Safe

CQMS accredited, CSCS card holders, Confined Space, Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, First Aid trained.