About Cork Ecology

Cork Ecology is an independent environmental consultancy based in County Cork, Ireland. Established in 2001, our primary aim is to provide high quality and scientifically accurate information for our clients, while maintaining our independence. Cork Ecology is available for a variety of project work including : Flora and Fauna surveys and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for wind farms, landfill sites, roads and other development projects Hen harrier breeding & winter activity assessments Seabird and marine mammal surveys for offshore wind farms Desktop assessments General site assessment surveys Data analysis and data mapping Training in ESAS seabird and … [Read more...]

Colin Barton

Colin Barton holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biology (Ecology) from the University of Aberdeen. After graduating in 1992, he worked as a countryside ranger at a country park where he carried out wildfowl and wader (WEBS) counts, breeding and winter bird censuses (BTO) and vegetation surveys. He started work with JNCC as a marine surveyor in 1993, gaining experience in marine surveys of seabirds and cetaceans, along with report writing and data analysis. He also participated in surveys of breeding seabirds, including a nationally important common gull colony. He was a volunteer on the 1999 expedition to census breeding seabirds on St Kilda for Seabird 2000, and worked as a marine … [Read more...]

Claire Pollock

Claire Pollock graduated from University College Cork in 1993, with Honours in Applied Ecology. Her thesis was on time budget analysis of moorhens wintering at Cork Lough. After a year working as a marine observer on fishing vessels, monitoring cetacean by-catch levels, and conducting seabird and cetacean surveys, she started working as a marine surveyor for JNCC. She carried out marine surveys around Ireland for 2 years before writing a report on the distribution of seabirds and cetaceans in the waters around Ireland in 1997. In 1998, she became Atlantic Frontier team leader, coordinating marine surveys north and west of Scotland for the AFEN project. She also participated … [Read more...]