Jo Bates Keegan MSc, BSc (Hons)

Jo Bates Keegan MSc, BSc (Hons)

Senior Ecologist

Jo completed her MSc in Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment at the University of Bristol in 2005 and initially joined us in 2007.  She was employed as a Field Ecologist and then Ecologist until 2014 before working freelance for several years whilst bringing up a young family.   Jo re-joined the company in June 2021.  As an ecological consultant she has worked on both small and large projects, supporting and carrying out survey or mitigation works and managing all types of projects. Jo has also held numerous protected species mitigation licenses, both professionally and in a voluntary capacity. Jo has a keen interest in all mammals but particularly badgers.  She is currently chair of Badger Trust, a national charity promoting the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers.