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HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef have been busy at the European Cetacean Society conference this week 10th-12th April. Jaz Harker talked about the winter distributions of common dolphin in the Irish and Celtic Seas and implications for assessment of anthropogenic impacts. A poster by Ruth Peters-Grundy assesses diving information for cetaceans with a view to correcting abundance estimates for… Continue Reading

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

HiDef are proud to have recently undertaken the marine ornithological impact assessment for both the original consent for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm, and this subsequent variation. For this variation, HiDef undertook technical modelling and preparation of ornithology technical sections for the overall variation submission report. We are delighted to have played a significant… Continue Reading

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef have been busy at the European Cetacean Society conference this week 10th-12th April. Jaz Harker talked about the winter distributions of common dolphin in the Irish and Celtic Seas and implications for assessment of anthropogenic impacts. A poster by Ruth Peters-Grundy assesses diving information for cetaceans with a view to correcting abundance estimates for… Continue Reading

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm

HiDef are proud to have recently undertaken the marine ornithological impact assessment for both the original consent for the Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm, and this subsequent variation. For this variation, HiDef undertook technical modelling and preparation of ornithology technical sections for the overall variation submission report. We are delighted to have played a significant… Continue Reading

Category Archives: Our people – Science and Consultancy

Dr Caroline Carter – Principal Consultant

Dr Caroline Carter – Principal Consultant

Caroline joined HiDef in April 2023. She has a background in Marine Science having studied at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. She focused on underwater noise, marine mammals and marine renewables for her PhD. Caroline’s previous role was with NatureScot as a marine ecology advisor. Within this role, she led on underwater noise advice for offshore wind projects, tidal stream projects, harbour developments and aquaculture. She also sat on project steering groups for Scottish and UK research projects.

Dr Glen Tyler – Principal Consultant

Dr Glen Tyler – Principal Consultant

Glen joined HiDef in January 2023, having previously worked for NatureScot as a marine ornithology advisor, with involvement in many offshore wind projects in Scotland, and leading seabird monitoring work. Prior to joining NatureScot he worked for RSPB research for 17 years on a range of species conservation work from woodland grouse and wet grassland… Continue Reading

Catriona Gall – Principal Consultant

Catriona Gall – Principal Consultant

Catriona joined HiDef as Principal Consultant in March 2020 and will be leading on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Habitats Regulations Appraisals (HRAs) for seabirds and marine mammals. She has a strong background in public sector impact assessment having worked for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for over twenty years, in the last ten acting as… Continue Reading

Ruth Peters-Grundy – Senior Ecological Consultant

Ruth Peters-Grundy – Senior Ecological Consultant

Ruth joined HiDef in 2019 as an Imagery Analyst/Ecological Consultant. She has a background in wildlife and environmental science, achieving the top student award in both her MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (Edinburgh Napier University, 2018-19) and BSc in Biology and Applied Environmental Science (Keele University, 2011-14). Ruth has a varied background, working as… Continue Reading

William Peden – Senior Data Scientist

William Peden – Senior Data Scientist

William joined HiDef in 2022 bringing a range of skills having previously worked in government research agencies and consultancy. Much of his past work has involved working with complex ecological data and developing analytical processes using tools such as the programming language R and ArcMap. He also has extensive experience writing technical reports, peer-reviewed papers,… Continue Reading

Naphon Olley – Data Scientist

Naphon Olley – Data Scientist

Naphon recently joined HiDef in August 2022 as a Data Scientist, after studying an integrated Master’s in Statistics at the University of Glasgow. He began university with a wide interest in statistical topics and through his studies has developed his passion for statistical ecology and spatial modelling, through realising the urgency of working on climate… Continue Reading

Allison Pearson – Business Administrator

Allison Pearson – Business Administrator

Allison recently joined HiDef as Business Administrator in the Consultancy Team. Prior to joining HiDef, Allison was a National Account Manager in the Office Supplies Industry and latterly worked in Lettings and Property Management.  Allison’s role within the team will ensure the company admin, project and financial matters run and are monitored smoothly. Continue Reading

Polly Brown – Ecological Consultant

Polly Brown – Ecological Consultant

Polly joined HiDef in January 2024 as an Ecological Consultant after completing her MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Leeds. Before that, she gained a BSc in Zoology at the University of Glasgow, acquiring a wide range of relevant knowledge of both ornithology and marine science. Her Master’s research used foraging ranges… Continue Reading

Alice Lowry

Alice Lowry

Alice joined the HiDef Science and Consultancy team in February 2024. She has an MSc in Marine Environmental Management, a BSc in Conservation Biology and brings with her a diverse skill set and over 10 years of experience working in science and ecology. Alice has a particular interest in marine mammal research and most recently… Continue Reading

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