Gemma Cone BSc MRes

Gemma’s initial training was in marine science and as a student she assisted on research projects in Cardigan Bay, the Inner Hebrides, Australia and Hawaii, following humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins. She worked for several years on a biofouling research project at the University of Birmingham, however, following an interest in terrestrial ecology she began assisting on bat surveys in 2010, volunteered with her local Wildlife Trust and received training through the LEMUR Scheme (Learning Environments in Marine Urban and Rural Areas) in biological field survey skills, biological field identification skills and GIS. For the last 3 years she has been based in the Midlands working for an ecological consultancy carrying out protected species surveys, preliminary ecological assessments and ecological clerk of works.  Having made a temporary move to the north east in 2017, her love for the region encouraged her to make this permanent, and she joined E3 as an ecologist in early 2018.

Key Areas of Experience and Expertise

  • Bat Surveys
  • Great Crested Newts
  • Badgers
  • Reptiles
  • Preliminary Ecological Assessment
  • Otter & Water Vole

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc(2:1 Hons) Marine Biology – Liverpool University
  • MRes Marine Science and Fisheries – Aberdeen University
  • LEMUR Scheme – biological field survey skills, biological field identification skills and GIS
  • Class 2 Licences for bats from Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Level 1 Class licence for Great Crested Newts from Natural England
  • Associate member of the Chartererd Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Fellow of the British Naturalists Association
  • Lantra City & Guilds: CS38 Basic tree climbing & aerial rescue