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Grass Roots Ecology
The Old Vicarage
Welland Court Lane

+44(0)1386 700072



Alex Heath, Director | alex@grassroots-ecology.co.uk | +44(0)7968 218613

Alex is an experienced ecological consultant and project manager. After graduating from the University of Reading and Imperial College London, Alex began working for Barton Willmore within their environmental assessment and development planning teams before becoming an ecologist at Ecology Solutions, one of the UK’s leading ecological practices back in 2009. He has a vast range of practical experience in undertaking extended phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys for small and large projects.

Having worked on a range of small and large projects across the UK, some of which have been controversial and involved significant ecological issues/constraints, Alex has also acted as the lead ecologist for a high profile Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) in the East Midlands for a blue-chip developer involving bat and Great Crested Newt protected species licensing.

Alex also has extensive experience in performing all types of ecological impact assessments, including BREEAM assessment, habitats regulations assessment (appropriate assessment), protected species licensing, ecological management plans, ecological clerk of works (contractor supervision) and formulating effective ecological mitigation strategies.

Alex is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and possesses relevant European Protected Species licences from both Natural England and Natural Resources Wales.

Samantha Perks, Ecologist | sam@grassroots-ecology.co.uk

Sam joined us on a permanent basis in early February 2020 having helped with survey work for four survey seasons. She achieved a Masters degree with Distinction in Applied Ecology having already secured a First Class honours degree in Ecology and Environmental Science.

Sam also won the Top Student Award 2018 from the Royal Society of Biology having graduated with the most outstanding performance in biosciences at the University of Gloucestershire. Sam has also been accepted into the Royal Society of Biology as an Associate member in recognition of her outstanding performance.