Ecology

Louisa JonesBSc (Hons), MSc, MCIEEM
Head of Ecology

Louisa has worked in the ecological consultancy sector for over nine years. She has been involved in a broad range of consultancies before joining Pro Vision in 2019 providing ecological advice for projects from small scale housing extensions to large residential developments. This work has involved various sectors in addition to residential and including rail and highways. Louisa has Natural England class licences for bats, great crested newts, dormice and barn owls. She is experienced at preparing mitigation strategies and mitigation licences where required. Louisa has a particular interest in ornithology and conducts and designs surveys including breeding bird, winter bird, vantage points and high tide counts as well as species specific surveys.

Des PurdyPhD, BSc (Hons)
Senior Ecologist

Des has thirteen years’ experience working in the fields of conservation and wildlife management in both research and teaching posts. He holds a Natural England Protected Species Survey Licence for Bats, Great Crested Newts and a Dormouse license and is actively involved in species conservation work through a variety of local and national organisations. He has particular interests in dormouse and bat ecology. Des is committed to providing integrated solutions to ecological & environmental planning issues and European Protected Species licensing, which support the needs of both development and biodiversity alike.

Landscape

Laura CoxBSc (Hons), MA, MRTPI, MIEEM
Associate Director

Laura attained a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Greenwich, followed by a masters degree in Town and Country Planning from the University of the West of England. 

Laura has over 15 years of relevant experience, working in environmental and landscape planning.  As a Chartered Town Planner and a Full Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Laura can provide professional advice which is pragmatic and responsive to commercial pressures, to enable development in environmentally sensitive locations.