Ben Crossman BSc MRes

Ben joined E3 Ecology in February 2014 and has over six years’ experience working in ecology. He has worked on a wide range of projects and has experience of conducting preliminary ecological appraisals along with surveying for many protected species including birds, bats, reptiles, great crested newts, otter and water vole and holds licences for bats and great crested newts. He has also carried out Ecological Clerk of Works projects for a range of species and habitats. Ben has also experience of undertaking freshwater ecology and electrofishing surveys for large infrastructure projects.

Before becoming an ecological consultant Ben gained experience volunteering as a warden with the RSPB, during which time he conducted vantage point surveys, breeding bird surveys, farmland bird surveys and seabird monitoring.

During the winter of 2014-15, Ben studied wild elephants in Sri Lanka, and in the winter of 2015-16 he worked on a project surveying jaguar in Costa Rica.

Key Areas of Experience and Expertise

• Ornithological survey
• Great crested newt survey
• Bat survey
• BREEAM and CSH assessment
• Preliminary Ecological Assessment

Professional Qualifications

• MRes Ecology and Environmental Management, University of York
• BSc (hons) Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Durham University
• Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
• Licensed Great Crested Newt Surveyor (Natural England Level 1)