Rosie joined E3 Ecology as a graduate ecologist having completed two seasons working in ecological consultancy where she gained experience conducting protected species surveys, with a focus on bat surveys for Defence Estates and other developers and great crested newt distribution surveys for Natural England. She has undertaken numerous nocturnal bat surveys across the UK, assisted on bat risk assessments, and has considerable experience conducting eDNA and HSI surveys for great crested newts. She is particularly interested in freshwater ecology and is experienced in freshwater invertebrate sampling to assess water quality. For her master’s degree in Ecology and Conservation at the University of Aberdeen she studied the effects of climate change and competition on damselfly community dynamics. She has also gained practical habitat management skills whilst volunteering at a local nature reserve in North Yorkshire.