Alice Helyar PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MCIEEM

Alice Helyar PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MCIEEM

Principal Ecologist

Alice has a first class degree in Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews. She also has an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management from Oxford Brookes University and completed her PhD studying the effects of control on the ecology of American mink (Mustela vison) at the University of York in 2005. She joined Bowland Ecology from CCW where she was responsible for providing advice and responses to consultations on designated sites, protected species and wider countryside issues within the Brecon Beacons National Park. She also led a proactive management project on Bleanlyarn & the reactive work arising from the Usk Bats site SAC and River Usk SAC. Prior to her post at CCW Alice held roles coordinating and undertaking mammal and farm surveys for the Central Science Laboratory. Alice has a wide range of experience as a project managing ecologist and large scale conservation projects for statutory bodies, including an NVC survey of the South Pennines SSSI and an otter survey of the River Irwell and tributaries. Alice specialises in mammal survey, ecology and mitigation as well as protected species and botanical surveys. She holds Natural England and NRW Scientific Licences for bats and great crested newts.