Henry Andrews MSc CEcol MCIEEM

henry.jpgHenry Andrews is the Director and AEcol’s Principal Ecologist.

In addition to a Master’s Degree in Biological Recording and Species Identification, he is a Chartered Ecologist and Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Henry has 14 years’ experience of conducting Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) from Preliminary Ecological Appraisal through to successful application.

He has competency in site assessment for a wide range of protected species as demonstrated by licences to survey for great crested newts, sand lizards, smooth snakes, common dormice and all bat species in England, as well as a CS38 licence for arboreal climbing and aerial rescue. He has designed successful EPS Development Licences in respect of the genus and species as set out, which included habitat creation, species translocation and post-development monitoring spanning 5, 10, 15 and 25 years plus.

His chartered status was achieved by demonstrating specialist accomplishment in bat survey design, in which authoritative status was demonstrated in greater than the required number of disciplines. He is the author of the Bat Tree Habitat Key (Andrews et al. 2013); a comprehensive guide to tree-roosting ecology. He contributed to the production of BS 8596 Surveying for bats in trees and woodland – Guide. He sits on the Bat Conservation Trust Woodland Bat Technical Advisory Group. As well as appearing as an expert witness in respect of bat survey, he has also given training in bat ecology and survey methods on behalf of the Bat Conservation Trust and to the Forestry Commission.