Laura has an MA in Geography from the University of St Andrews and worked for three years as a Development Officer for a renewable energy developer in Edinburgh. She completed an MSc in Ecology and the Environment at Lancaster University in 2010 and joined Bowland Ecology in 2011, following some time volunteering for the National Trust in Cornwall. As an ecologist she is responsible for a varied portfolio of ecological projects including utilities schemes and landuse development proposals. Laura is competent in a wide range of ecological survey techniques and is a licensed amphibian worker. She is a competent MapInfo user and provides GIS input into all relevant projects.