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John Wenman BSc (Hons), Msc MCIEEM

Partner



BSc (Hons) Zoology - Bristol University

MSc Conservation - University College London

Registered under Natural England Bat Survey Class Licence CL018 (Level 2 - handling and disturbance)

Registered under Natural England Great Crested Newt Survey Class Licence CL08 (Level 1)

Registered consultant under Natural England Bat Low Impact Class Licence CL21

 

Phone: 0118 3271810

Mobile: 07979 403099

E-mail: john@wenman-ecology.co.uk

 

John established John Wenman Ecological Consultancy in 2006 and has worked as a professional ecologist for 17 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors. His previous employment includes:

 

  • Wildlife Information Officer with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (voluntary) 
  • Consultant ecologist with Catherine Bickmore Associates
  • Ecologist for Bracknell Forest Borough Council, advising on planning applications and working on the Borough's Biodiversity Action Plan.

 

John specialises in bat work, is a member of the Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire Bat Group and has been an English Nature/Natural England licence holder since 2000. John has been a voluntary roost visit trainer for the Group since 2011.


During both voluntary and consultancy work, he has surveyed and assessed a wide range of bat roosts and has undertaken many bat activity surveys using bat detectors. As a consultant John has acted as the named ecologist on over 70 European Protected Species Licence applications for a range of development projects affecting bats including species such as brown long eared bat, common and soprano pipistrelle, lesser horseshoe, whiskered bat, Brandt's bat and serotine. 

 

John became a Registered Consultant, under Natural England's Low Impact Class Licence for bats in 2015.  John's registration will enable him to carry out work affecting small numbers of commonly occurring bat species on sites registered with Natural England.

 

Research work has formed a significant component of John's work. He
has been involved in long term projects to develop a standard hedgerow survey
method for the Steering Group for the Ancient and/or Species Rich Hedgerow Habitat
Action Plan and monitor the success of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme
delivery of new hedgerows for DEFRA's Rural Development Service.

Sarah Foot BSc (Hons) MCIEEM

Principal Ecologist

 

BSC (Hons) Zoology - Southampton University

Registered under Natural England Bat Survey Class Licence CL018 (Level 2 - handling and disturbance)

Registered under Natural England Barn Owl Survey Class Licence CL29

Registered under Great Crested Newt Survey Class Licence CL08 (Level 1) 

 

Phone: 0118 3271810

E-mail: sarah@wenman-ecology.co.uk

 

Prior to joining John Wenman Ecological Consultancy Sarah worked for ecological consultancies in the UK gaining extensive reptile and great crested newt survey and handling experience. Sarah is proficient in ecological and protected species survey techniques such as bat, barn owl, reptile, great crested newt, water vole, otter, badger and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys.

 

Sarah spends much of her spare time volunteering for local wildlife groups including the Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire Bat Group, the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, the Bisham Barn Owl Group and Bracknell Barn Owl Group. She has a permit to ring bird pulli in nestboxes and is training for a full bird ringing permit.

Vicky Potts BSc (Hons), Msc GradIEEM

Ecologist

 

BSc (Hons)  Zoology - Swansea University

MSc Wildlife Management - Reading University

Registered under Natural England Bat Survey Class Licence CL18 (Level 2 - handling and disturbance)

Registered under Natural England Great Crested Newt Survey Class Licence CL08 (Level 1)



Phone: 0118 3271810

E-mail: vicky@wenman-ecology.co.uk

 

Since finishing her studies she has worked for several companies gaining experience in the environmental field including:

  • Research Assistant on the Farne Islands studying the foraging and breeding behaviour of terns and puffins
  • Countryside Assistant for South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Earthwatch, co-ordinating a network of conservation partnerships and one-day volunteering events with the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Outside of work Vicky is a member of the Berkshire Reptile and Amphibian Group and currently volunteers for the local Wildlife Trust where she participates in dragonfly surveys.

John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP

1 Diesel House

Honeyhill

Wokingham

RG40 3BL

 

Telephone: 0118 3271810

Email:

info@wenman-ecology.co.uk

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John Wenman Ecological Consultancy LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC339057. Registered office: 100 New Wokingham Road, Crowthorne RG45 6JP