Lindsay has been working as an ecologist since 1998 alongside conducting research on habitat creation since 2003, the combination of which has developed skills in a wide range of ecological surveys, research techniques and nature conservation management principles. Prior to establishing Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services, Lindsay worked on numerous large scale projects, such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Thamesmead Housing Development, Thames Gateway regeneration project and the West Coast Main Line refurbishment to name but a few. Since establishing the company, Lindsay has been involved in ecological assessment of a wide range of construction projects of varying scales. She has subsequently gained extensive experience in extended Phase 1 habitat survey, Phase 2 botanical survey such as NVC and protected species surveys, particularly bat surveys, great crested newt surveys, reptile surveys, badger surveys and water vole surveys. Lindsay has a Natural England licence to survey for great crested newts and barn owls and is a registered consultant for the Bat Low Impact Class Licence. She also has considerable experience in devising and implementing mitigation strategies for these species and has developed a related specialism in habitat restoration and creation through her research work.
Establishing Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services in 2002, Lindsay then began working towards her doctorate, researching methods into the successful establishment of semi-natural habitats on clay capped landfill and mechanisms by which they can be accelerated. Whilst her research aimed at dealing with constraints associated with the clay cap, many aspects of the research related to habitat restoration and creation in the wider context and translate directly to development related mitigation schemes. A combination of experience gained through research and consultancy means that Lindsay has also developed skills in experimental design, establishing vegetation monitoring schemes and writing habitat management plans driven by an adaptive management principle.
Badger license | Bat license | Barn owl license | Great crested newt license | Phase 1 habitat survey | Phase 2 botanical survey | Protected species survey license | Registered consultant for Bat Low Impact Class Licence | Reptile license | Water voles license