Dr Edward Mountford PhD, BSc (Hons)
Ed has over 25 years of work experience in nature conservation and ecological research. He is especially knowledgeable about the conservation, ecology, classification, assessment and management of a wide-range of terrestrial habitats. Before joining Bowland Ecology, he was a UK Habitats Advisor with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Ed has also worked in the private, academic and charitable sectors. Examples of major work areas include: (i) UK reporting under the EU Habitats Directive; (ii) review of the SSSI Selection Guidelines; (iii) review of UK BAP priority habitat series; (iv) assessing the impacts of atmospheric N pollution on protected areas; and (v) detailed research on the ecology, history and management of native woodland and European beech forests. Ed is an experienced report writer and peer-reviewer, who has strong analytical skills. He has published his own scientific research and co-authored a major book on the development of natural woodland.