Elen joined LCES as a part-time trainee ecologist in October 2014 whilst studying for a BSc in Ecology and Conservation Management, before becoming full time as an assistant ecologist in June 2017. During her time at LCES, Elen has developed a high standard of plant identification skills allowing detailed botanical surveys and has focused on participating in herpetological surveys and translocations.
Elen has gained experience in phase 1 and 2 bat surveys, badger, dormice and great crested newt surveys. She currently organises and participates in Phase 1 habitat surveys and ecological appraisals using the results to prepare ecological reports.
Elen also has experience in writing BREEAM assessments and ecological management plans.
In her free time, Elen participates in butterfly and botanical surveys.