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About us

Practical Ecology Ltd was established in 2010 with a vision of providing a new approach to ecological consultancy- pragmatic, proportional and sound ecological advice


We're a small company with a big aptitude. Our small size means that our clients have the same point of contact throughout their project and receive a friendly, personal service. In short it means we care about your project and work with you to get it right.


As our name suggests we take a practical approach to our work and do all we can to help our clients secure planning consent, whilst doing everything possible to avoid unnecessary surveys and delays.  In our experience, ecology needn't be a showstopper and working around ecological issues needn't be a headache. 


We enjoy working with a wide and varied client base from large housing developers, private individuals and architects to civil engineers.


We're proud to work in partnership with Haydens Arboricultural Consultants who offer a range of arboricultural services and have an excellent reputation as one of the leading arboricultutral consultants in the UK.

"Practical by name, Practical by nature"
For more about services or a competitive quote please contact us.
Tel: 01379 740098
The Team

Principle Ecologist - Cyrise Rusted BSc (Hons.) MCIEEM

Cyrise is an experienced and enthusiastic ecologist with over fourteen years experience in ecological consultancy. Coming from 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 licence for over eleven years and is a full member of CIEEM.

Ecologist - Rosie Jackson BSc (Hons.) GradCIEEM

 Rosie is a down-to-earth, conscientious and forward thinking ecologist. with over four years' experience in ecological consultancy Rosie prides herself on being producing high quality report with pragmatic assessments of ecological constraints and the opportunities for biodiversity enhancement.

Assistant Ecologist - Beth Holmes BSc (Hons.) GradCIEEM

Beth is the newest member of the Practical Ecology Ltd team and brings an abundance of field skills and experience in protected species habitat assessment.

Beth has gained experience in the ecology sector through working with major housing developers throughout East Anglia and is now looking forward to guiding our clients through the planning process with regards to ecology. Being a very practical ecologist, Beth is adept at species identification having spent time as a volunteer surveyor with Kent Bat, Mammal and Badger Groups, which she now applies to proposed development sites through Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and further afield.    


Office Manager - Kerry Wostear

Kerry has over 35 years experience in administrative roles, which means she is well placed to manage our systems and processes. She ensure 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!

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Our ecologists are all members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

They abide by CIEEM's Code of Practice, available here.

Practical Ecology Ltd also subscribes to the British Standards: Biodiversity. Code of Practice for Planning and Development (BS 42020:2013) as such our work complies with industry standards.

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