Two new ecologists join Pro Vision team

11th July, 2019

Pro Vision is delighted to welcome two new ecologists.

Dr Hazel Burridge has recently joined as a senior ecological consultant and Robert Evans as assistant ecologist. The duo will enable the multi-disciplinary firm to continue to extend its ecology consultancy services.

With a background in large-scale projects, Hazel will enhance Pro Vision’s existing service for clients and provide additional technical expertise. She has a great range and depth of experience of surveying and mitigating for protected species, including bats, dormice and great crested newts, gained over more than seven years of working for environmental consultancies.

Her impressive academic credentials include a PhD from Cranfield University in soil microbiology. During her career, Hazel has also researched soil structure in collaboration with Japanese scientists at the Nagoya University, Japan and taught science to pupils in years 9-11 on the Isle of Wight.

Commenting on her decision to join Pro Vision, Hazel said: “I am excited to be joining the team at Pro Vision and looking forward to being able to work with our in-house architects and planners to develop innovative and cost effective ecological solutions for our clients.”

Meanwhile Rob is an ecologist with experience in botanical surveying and geographical information systems (GIS). He has an MSc in Environmental Consultancy from Plymouth University. In his free time, Rob enjoys kayaking and football.

Pro Vision’s head of ecology, Louisa Jones, said: “We are really pleased with the new additions to the team who are joining at an exciting time during the busy ecology survey season. Their additional expertise in bats and botany will contribute to providing our existing client base with professional guidance and help to grow the business in new areas.”

Pro Vision’s ecology services include surveying proposed development sites to identify risks to protected species, habitat compensation strategies and post-construction schemes to enhance the natural environment.