Geoff joined Bioscan (UK) Ltd in 2008, and has worked in the role of senior ecologist since 2012, prior to which he was a surveyor at the Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC), and involved in a variety of environmental research projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and Central America. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
Over the past 14 years, Geoff has been responsible for ‘cradle to grave’ management of many large projects, ranging from major housing developments to windfarms to quarries, and involving EIA assessment, preparation and implementation of management plans, ecological monitoring, Condition submissions, habitat creation, site works supervision and European Protected Species licensing. He holds Natural England and Natural Resources Wales survey licences for dormice, bats and great crested newts, and has been named ecologist on numerous dormouse and bat licences.
In his spare time, Geoff is involved with the Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire (ANHSO), having previously served 5 years as the society’s field secretary, and in Environmental Education with the ANHSO, Oxford Natural History Museum and Earth Trust.