Cyrise Weaire - Principal Ecologist
Cyrise is an experienced and enthusiastic ecologist with over fifteen 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.
Naomi Parker - Ecologist
Naomi joined the team in 2021, an experience bat surveyor holding a level 2 class license, Naomi is experienced as a surveyor, writing licensing documents, designing mitigation, and as a bat carer. She also holds a great crested newt license and has extensive reptile experience. In her free time Naomi volunteers with the bats in churches project and is working towards her dormouse license. She is frequently accompanied by Koda the dog.
Alex Jessop - Ecologist
Alex (or Alex J) joined the team in September 2017. His background working in conservation with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the RSPB provides a broad range of practical and ecological knowledge. Following the completion of an MSc from Aberystwyth, he began working with Practical Ecology in 2017 as a Field Assistant. Since then Alex has gained skills undertaking a wide range of surveys as well as managing a range of projects.
Alex Hendry - Assistant Ecologist
Alex (or Alex H) joined the team in April 2019. A Qualifying member of CIEEM, as well as completing an MSc from the University of East Anglia, Alex has also worked as ranger in the Norfolk Broads and for the RSPB. A quick learner Alex is a key part of the team, eager to undertake any task and has gained significant skills in undertaking great crested newt, bat, and reptile surveys as well gaining the skills needed for Phase 1 surveys. Alex is frequently accompanied by Jynni the dog.
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!