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Wintering bird training

We regularly run in house training sessions to share knowledge between the team. Today was the turn of one of our resident bird experts Mike, to teach us all about surveying wintering birds, particularly farmland species. He had tips for identifying species of conservation concern and differentiating these from more common species that they can easily be…

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Wellbeing and the 4 day working week

A flexible approach to working hours is not new to Clarkson and Woods. The seasonal nature of our business means that at certain times of the year we work long hours into the night, or start before dawn. Staff have always been encouraged to balance long days with shorter ones to avoid burn out. Traditionally…

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Meet the Team – Alfie

How long have you worked at Clarkson & Woods? I joined Clarkson & Woods in spring 2023 when I was glad to be offered a role as an Assistant Ecologist. Before my interview here I was planting trees for a Bristol-based arboriculture team and before that, on an internship with Avon Wildlife Trust, I learnt…

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Meet the Team – Adèle

How long have you worked at Clarkson & Woods? Originally from Nancy, Lorraine in the north-eastern part of France I first joined Clarkson and Woods back in 2018 working as an intern as part of my end-of-studies internship. This was part of my masters degree where I was studying general agronomy and environmental sciences at…

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Meet the Team – Andy

How long have you worked at Clarkson & Woods? I came to Clarkson & Woods just over 18 months ago as a Senior Ecologist, but this is rather misleading because I also worked here many years ago between 2012 and 2017. I re-joined the company last year because my experience was so positive. I was…

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New Solar Habitat Report

We know that solar farms that are well designed and managed with a focus on wildlife have the potential have a positive effect on biodiversity, however, there has been limited research into this area. In 2022 Solar Energy UK in conjunction with Clarkson and Woods, Lancaster University and Wychwood Biodiversity published a standardised methodology for…

Meet the Team – Molly

How long have you worked at Clarkson & Woods? I’ve been working at Clarkson and Woods for almost two years now, officially joining the team as an Assistant Ecologist in September 2021. I studied previously at Cardiff University, firstly for my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and then for my master’s degree in Global Ecology…

Meet the Team – Chris Poole

How long have you worked at Clarkson & Woods? I started working at Clarkson and Woods in 2018 as an Assistant Ecologist, in my first role in ecological consultancy. I had studied BSc Zoology at university and was in the process of completing my Masters degree in Behavioural Ecology at the time, and couldn’t wait…

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Meet the Team – Tom Clarkson

How Long have you worked at Clarkson & Woods? I’ve been managing director at Clarkson and Woods for almost 13 years now and over that time we’ve seen some pretty big changes in the business. We’ve grown steadily from a team of 4 to a team of 25 and have gradually expanded our portfolio of…