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Tim Reed chartered biologist

Tim Reed Ecological Consultants

Dr Tim Reed

We are managed by two Directors: Dr Tim Reed and Lissie Wright, and assemble bespoke teams of subject specialists as appropriate to each contract.

Dr Tim Reed has degrees from Cambridge, and a DPhil from Oxford in Zoology: Ornithology. He has 30 plus years of post doctoral experience in ornithology and ecology in the Government and Private Sector in the UK and across a wide range of taxa and ecosystems worldwide. In 2017 Tim was elected a Fellow of CIEEM in recognition of his contribution to surveys and data standards.


Formerly Statutory adviser to  the UK Government on Ornithology, he developed the models for site management planning  and  monitoring for areas of nature conservation importance that are used in the statutory agencies and voluntary sector on the UK's SSSIs and Natura 2000 sites. 


Lissie WrightMuch of his work involves undertaking or appraising  risk assessments, research proposals, or EIAs for their suitability in determining BES impacts. This includes the use or collection of baseline data for monitoring.


He is involved in designing and testing baseline data collection and monitoring protocols in the UK and tropical, temperate and arctic environments in the field, both on and offshore. He has published extensively, and,  as a former journal editor, uses these skills for Tim Reed Ecological Consultants, when commissioned to edit major reports or documents.


After Oxford, Lissie Wright spent 15 years with IUCN  and in the Statutory sector working in research and publications, as well as a journal editor. She oversees contracts and reports for Tim Reed Ecological Consultants, and acts as peer reviewer.      


We build teams of subject specialists: botanists, zoologists and social scientists as needed for each project. This has recently included studies in the UK, Congo, Ecuador, Norway and Kazakhstan.