BSc (Hons) ACIEEM
Maria has been working at Smeeden Foreman since spring 2014 as an ecologist and holds Natural England species licences for surveying great crested newt, bats and barn owl.
Maria specialises in ornithology and manages all in-house breeding/wintering bird surveys as well as undertaking nesting bird checks and barn owl building/tree inspections. As a generalist ecologist, she also co-ordinates extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and undertakes a range of protected species surveys including bats, water vole, otter, reptiles, great crested newt and badger. Maria has also compiled management plans and BREEAM/CfSH assessments, produced sections of EPSM licence applications and has acted as Ecological Clerk of Works on a variety of projects. Maria is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and is a qualified CS38 tree climber.
Outside of work Maria voluntarily surveys for the BTO and holds a C ringing permit. She has previously undertaken a range of survey work across the UK for various organisations, including the Wildlife Trust, RSPB and the BTO.