Nevis Environmental are delighted to welcome Thomas Plant to the team as their new Ecology Consultant.
A big lover of the great outdoors, Thomas's experience encompasses two and half years of environmental consultancy work across Scotland for renewable energy projects in Caithness, Sutherland, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Western Isles. Thomas also has experience of conducting curlew research for the RSPB in Caithness and Seabird research and Osprey conservation for the Scottish Wildlife Trust in Sutherland and Perthshire. Most recently he has worked for an ecological consultancy in Orkney, where he managed ecological surveys and data related to marine renewable energy, onshore wind and aquaculture projects.
Thomas complements his experience with a MRes Ecology and Environmental Sustainability and a BSc Tropical Environmental Science from the University of Aberdeen. For these degrees he studied the impact of disturbance on dung beetles in the Honduran cloud forest and of heather burning regimes on ground beetle communities in the Scottish uplands.
Thomas enjoys nothing more than being outdoors in the Highlands and spends his free time climbing mountains, mountain biking, road cycling, trail running and exploring far flung areas of Scotland whenever possible. Last summer he travelled to the remote uninhabited islands of Swona and Pentland Skerries in Orkney to help conduct voluntary seabird research, placing geotracker devices on seabirds!
Thomas is a fantastic addition to the Nevis Team and we are delighted to have him on board.