Kirsty is an ecologist with eight years’ experience working for private and public sector organisations and charities. She has worked in a range of habitats across the UK including forest, peatland, heathland, grassland and urban, including sites with conservation designations as well as operational farms and commercial forestry. Kirsty has expertise in terrestrial invertebrates, ornithology (wetland bird, farmland bird, vantage point and foraging goose surveys, for example), botany, habitat assessment (woodland condition assessment, peatland condition assessment, phase 1) and invasive non-native species.
Kirsty is highly experienced with managing and analysing datasets and has experience of using GIS software to produce digital maps for habitat mapping, reserve management planning and survey reports. She has experience of reporting research projects via scientific reports and trade press articles, compiling Phase 1 reports and making recommendations for reserve managers on species of conservation concern.
Kirsty has a current Outdoor First Aid certificate, Rescue 3 Swiftwater Rescue certificate, has undertaken off road driving training with the British Off Road Driving Association and Biosecurity training with the Non-native Species Secretariat.