Beth joined Arbtech in Spring 2021 as an ecological surveyor, carrying out protected species and habitat surveys to support planning applications. She came to Arbtech after completing a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science at the University of the West of England and an MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the University of Reading.
In an effort to strengthen her knowledge and experience of ecology, Beth has volunteered on a variety of projects. Examples include carrying out water vole surveys at Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, assessing the health of dormice in Blean Woods on behalf of the RSPB, undertaking bat surveys to identify the species inhabiting hedgerows on farmers’ fields in Bath, and conducting a survey on the movement and population of deer for the Avon Wildlife Trust. She was involved in a three-month behavioural research project that was presented at BIAZA’s student conference during a year volunteering at Chester Zoo as well as a five-year study on lapwing chick survival in the Avon Valley for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Outside of work, Beth chooses to keep her passion for ecology alive by volunteering at her local bat group to help rescue and care for injured bats before releasing them back into the wild.
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