Dr Kate Vincent PhD, BSc, MIEEM
I completed a PhD into the causes of the decline of the urban House Sparrow in Britain in late 2005 and have worked for Baker Shepherd Gillespie since early 2006. My research background has given me a detailed understanding of urban ecology and its relationship with the wider countryside. I have also undertaken research on the impact of the Sullom Voe oil terminal in the Shetland Isles on local seabird populations which involved trapping and mist netting of seabirds to monitor population levels. I have held a bird ringing licence since 1996. I have also worked as a Wildlife Information Officer for the Wildlife Trusts providing detailed advice about wildlife to various groups, the media and the general public.
Since working with BSG Ecology, I have been involved in a number of projects, in particular ornithological surveys and assessment involving wind farm developments and bird strike assessments. I have a particular interest in integrating biodiversity within buildings and how to design new developments to improve their biodiversity interest.
I also have experience of working with other protected species including water voles, otters, great crested newts, badgers and bats as well as undertaking Phase 1 habitat surveys. I hold a Natural England scientific survey licence for great crested newts.
I have presented at a variety of conferences, both national and international, and a selection of my presentations can be found in the Resources section.
I am always happy to discuss the possibility of collaborative work, either as an individual or as an employee of Baker Shepherd Gillespie, and invite you to contact me.