Trainers

Dr Lindsay Carrington BSc MPhil MCIEEM (Director)

Lindsay has been working as an ecologist since 1998 alongside conducting research on habitat creation since 2003, the combination of which has developed skills in a wide range of ecological surveys, research techniques and nature conservation management principles.  Prior to establishing Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services, Lindsay worked on numerous large scale projects, such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Thamesmead Housing Development, Thames Gateway regeneration project and the West Coast Main Line refurbishment to name but a few.  Since establishing the company, Lindsay has been involved in ecological assessment of a wide range of construction projects of varying scales.  She has subsequently gained extensive experience in extended Phase 1 habitat survey, Phase 2 botanical survey such as NVC and protected species surveys, particularly bat, great crested newt, reptile, badger and water vole. Lindsay holds a Natural England licence to survey for great crested newts, barn owls and bats. She also has considerable experience in devising and implementing mitigation strategies for these species and has developed a related specialism in habitat restoration and creation through her research work.

Establishing Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services in 2002, Lindsay then began working towards her doctorate, researching methods into the successful establishment of semi-natural habitats on clay capped landfill and mechanisms by which they can be accelerated. Whilst her research aimed at dealing with constraints associated with the clay cap, many aspects of the research related to habitat restoration and creation in the wider context and translate directly to development related mitigation schemes.  A combination of experience gained through research and consultancy means that Lindsay has also developed skills in experimental design, establishing vegetation monitoring schemes and writing habitat management plans driven by an adaptive management principle.

Jenny Sutch BSc (Hons) MCIEEM (Principal Ecologist)

Jenny has worked as an ecologist for over ten years with Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services. Since joining the company in 2007, she has developed a wide range of ecological skills from survey techniques to implementing mitigation strategies and advising clients. Jenny has been involved in small to large scale projects including Phase 1 Habitat surveys, biodiversity assessments, BREEAM assessments, a range of protected species surveys including reptiles, great crested newts, bats and dormice, as well as assisting with ES chapters. Jenny holds a number of bat development licenses for species such as pipistrelle, long-eared, whiskered and serotine bats, and is also a registered consultant and has been able to apply for numerous bat low impact class licences.

Jenny holds a great crested newt survey licence, sand lizard and smooth snake survey licence, barn owl licence, and a survey licence for all species of bats and dormice in England and Wales.

Jenny is the team’s health and safety manager and works with Louisa to line manage the junior staff.

Louisa Jones BSc (Hons) ACIEEM (Principal Ecologist)

Louisa graduated with a masters degree from Swansea University in 2011 and joined the company in January 2014 following a number of years working in consultancy. She has experience working on small and large scale projects advising clients in the implementation of their projects and designing mitigation strategies for protected species. In her previous role she was a key member of the team working on bird surveys for large scale infrastructure projects with a particular focus on barn owls. Since joining the company she has carried out various ecological surveys such as ecological appraisals, code for sustainable homes, bats, great crested newts, dormice, badger and watervole. Louisa specialises in bird survey work and carries out breeding bird, wintering bird surveys, with a focus on dark-bellied brent geese near SPAs, and nightjar surveys. In her free time she carries out bird surveys for the BTO and FWAG in the local area.