EcoLogic, founded in 2011, is a consultancy specialising in ecological surveys and land management. Our advice is informed by many years of first hand experience in commercial business, farming, land management and applied ecology.
Bound by the code of conduct of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management CIEEM, our work is carried out to the highest procedural and ethical standards, with a pragmatic and timely approach to problems. Seeking early advice for your project can save you valuable time and money, as survey work and mitigation are often seasonally constrained.
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George is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecological And Environmental Management and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biology and an MSc in Environmental Technology.
After his masters George held a research post at Imperial College London, specialising in the interpretation of satellite imagery, and then became the first FWAG officer (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group) for Dorset. George comes from a farming family and runs his own small farm in Devon which supports a herd of pedigree Red Devon cattle grazing on species rich pasture.
A founder member of Ecologic in 2011 George holds Natural England licences for Great Crested Newt, Bats and Dormouse. George's main area of expertise is in habitat management and creation, with particular reference to the farmed environment. He is a specialist in conservation grazing, Higher Level Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship.
For the last ten years George has worked closely with private land owners, Natural England, Local Government, The National Trust and Historic England to implement management plans on many Scheduled Monuments, SSSIs and common land.
Ian has been a full Member of the Institute of Ecological and Environmental Management since 2002 and a Chartered Environmentalist since 2005. He holds an honours degree in Agricultural Science and a post graduate diploma in Nature Conservation Management. Ian spent ten years working for nature conservation organisations, mainly in County Wildlife Trusts, where he worked with the development planning system as a Senior Conservation Officer and Manager, and with habitat management as Nature Reserves Manager for Devon Wildlife Trust. For a further ten years Ian worked as an independent Consultant Ecologist; forming EcoLogic Consultant Ecologists LLP in 2011.
Ian's main areas of expertise are in habitat management & creation, and bat surveys and ecology. Ian holds Natural England survey licences for Great Crested Newt, Bats, (Registered Consultant for the Bat Low Impact Class Licence), Dormouse, and Barn Owl and has obtained several licences for work affecting Badgers. Ian has a small farm in East Devon of 130 acres of mainly species rich grassland, which he manages for nature conservation using his herd of pedigree Ruby Red Devon Cattle.
Andrew Charles has been a professional Ecological Consultant since 2004, working for national and regional consultancy firms, as an Employee and Director, before becoming a Partner with EcoLogic in 2015. Andrew has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology & an MSc in Habitat Creation & Management, and became a full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecological and Environmental Management in 2006.
Andrew has a breadth of experience including varied development projects, such as housing, industrial, leisure/tourism, mineral extraction, road schemes, renewable energies etc, and he specialises in habitat and species specific surveys and impact assessments. Andrew holds Species Survey Licenses for Bats, Great crested newts, Dormouse & Barn owl, and has held development licences relating to numerous bat roosts and badger setts.