The Team

Cyrise Weaire - Principal Ecologist


Cyrise is an experienced and enthusiastic ecologist with over eighteen years experience in ecological consultancy. With a background in larger multidisciplinary consultancies, Cyrise set up Practical Ecology Ltd in 2010 to give clients a more tailored and personalised service.

Cyrise has extensive project management and site implementation experience on small scale and major infrastructure schemes, she has held a great crested newt class license for over twelve years and is a full member of CIEEM.

Alex Jessop - Ecologist

Alex joined the team in September 2018 and has grown within the business to be a key member of the team. From his background in conservation he has has gained a wide range of experience in consultancy from undertaking Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and bat surveys, to writing Habitat Regulations Assessment and attending project meetings.

Ana Pino-Blanco - Ecologist

Ana joined the team in February 2022. A keen keen field ecologist, with excellent bat, great crested newt, and reptile experience, she is gaining further expereince outside work in her voluntary work with a range of groups including Suffolk and Essex bat groups. Ana holds Level 1 Class Licences for Bats and Great Crested Newts.

Sammi Smith - Graduate Ecologist

Sammi begun working with the team in 2021, looking to gain experience initially as a field surveyor before joining the team full time. Sammi's background with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust after completing her masters degree have given her a wide range of knowledge. Outside work Sammi has undertaken wetland bird surveys.

Kerry Wostear - Office Manager

Kerry has over 35 years experience in administrative roles, which means she is well placed to manage our systems and processes. She ensures that we operate in an efficient and responsive manner, meeting our clients needs and evaluating our business processes to maximise productivity and effectiveness.

In short Kerry is the glue that holds us together!