OUR TEAM

BUG’s staff originate from a range of backgrounds, including environmental consultancies, regulatory bodies, research councils, industry and academia; thus, providing a balanced appreciation of our clients’ needs and regulator expectations. Our core staff are internationally recognised leaders in their respective fields of research and, supported by a comprehensive laboratory and field monitoring capability, we provide our clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for ecological monitoring and scientific advisory services.

Our dedicated project managers are experienced environmental consultants with exemplary track-records in customer care and the delivery of projects on time and on budget.

Adrian Pinder

Adrian Pinder

Director / Principal Fisheries Scientist (BU Global Environmental Solutions)

KEY SKILLS: Impact Assessment (EcIA), Fish ecology, larval and juvenile fish, invasive species, migratory behaviour, recreational fisheries management, threatened species. Experienced project manager and environmental consultant.

Andy Harrison

Dr Andy Harrison

Project Manager / Principal Fisheries Scientist (BU Global Environmental Solutions)

KEY SKILLS: Freshwater fish ecology, Impact Assessment (EcIA), Water Framework Directive, Eels Regulations. Experienced project manager and environmental consultant.

Rob Britton

Professor Robert Britton

Professor in Fish Ecology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Fish biology and ecology. Impacts of invasive fish species. Spread of diseases associated with invasive fish species.

Mark Everard

Mark Everard (Associate – BU Global Environmental Solutions)

Associated Professor of Ecosystem Services (UWE Bristol) and Director of Pundamilia Ltd

KEY SKILLS: Ecosystem services, aquatic ecosystems, sustainable livelihoods, socioecological systems, science communication, sustainable development.

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Rebecca Emmett

Rebecca Emmett (Associate – BU Global Environmental Solutions)

Ecological Consultant

KEY SKILLS: Freshwater macroinvertebrate taxonomy, fish scale ageing, pollution assessment.

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Carol Milner

Carol Milner (Associate – BU Global Environmental Solutions)

Ecological Consultant

KEY SKILLS: Marine invertebrate taxonomy.

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Roger Herbert

Dr Roger Herbert

Principal Academic In Coastal & Marine Biology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Marine and coastal ecology and conservation, coastal lagoon specialist.

Catie Gutmann Roberts

Catie Gutmann Roberts

PhD Student (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Fisheries ecology. Currently undertaking PhD using acoustic telemetry to investigate barbel recruitment and population performance.

Richard Stillman

Professor Richard Stillman

Head of Academic Group (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Ecology and behaviour of birds. Predicting the effect of environmental change on birds. Ecological modelling.

Demetra Andreou

Dr Demetra Andreou

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Parasitology, population genetics, evolutionary ecology, eDNA.

Elena Cantarello

Dr Elena Cantarello

Lecturer in Environmental Science (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Assessment of forest habitat condition. Dynamics of forest ecosystems under different disturbance regimes (harvesting, fire, grazing, pest, climate change). Spatial modelling. Evaluation of ecosystem services. Carbon management. Green technologies and renewable energy. Green economy.

Anita Diaz

Dr Anita Diaz

Associate Professor in Conservation (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Terrestrial ecology, ecological restoration, grazing ecology.

Genoveva Esteban

Professor Genoveva Esteban

Professor in Microbial Biodiversity (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Microbial ecology, biodiversity and biogeography.

Luciana Esteves

Dr Luciana Esteves

Principal Academic In Physical Geography (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Coastal processes. Erosion and flood risk management. Managed realignment. Shoreline change. Coastal management. Human-induced and climate change impacts on coasts.

Andy Ford

Dr Andy Ford

Lecturer in Geoinformatics (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Geoarchaeology. Glaciology. Geomorphology. Mass-movement. Remote sensing (airborne laser scanning, terrestrial laser scanning, photogrammetry, Synthetic Aperture Radar).

Daniel Franklin

Dr Daniel Franklin

Principal Academic In Environmental Science (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Environmental science. Phytoplankton ecology. Aquatic microbiology. Flow cytometry. Biological oceanography. Cyanobacteria.

Emilie Hardouin

Dr Emilie Hardouin

Lecturer in Conservation Genetics (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Population genetics and evolutionary ecology.

Phillipa Gillingham

Dr Phillipa Gillingham

Senior Lecturer In Biogeography (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Ecology and conservation of upland ecosystems. Effects of climate change on species distributions and conservation.

Rick Stafford

Dr Rick Stafford

Lecturer in Computational Ecology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Marine biology. Computational ecology. Statistics. E-learning.

Duncan Golicher

Dr Duncan Golicher

Senior Lecturer in Geoinformatics (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Landscape ecology. Deforestation. Landscape change. Species distribution modelling. Spatial modelling.

Iain Green

Dr Iain Green

Lecturer in Biological Sciences (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Forensic investigation. Pollution ecology. Trace metal homeostasis and detoxification in cells. Soil science.

Ross Hill

Professor Ross Hill

Professor in Remote Sensing (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Remote sensing of forests and habitats.

Kathy Hodder

Dr Kathy Hodder

Senior Lecturer in Conservation Ecology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Restoration and conservation ecology, terrestrial and aquatic biotelemetry, small mammal ecology.

Amanda Korstjens

Dr Amanda Korstjens

Associate Professor in Behavioural Ecology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Behaviour, ecology and conservation of primates and other animals.

Wei-Jun Liang

Dr Wei-Jun Liang

Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Biological sciences, cell and molecular biology, eDNA.

Kevin McGhee

Dr Kevin McGhee

Associate Professor in Health Sciences (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Translational and psychiatric genetics.

Adrian Newtown

Professor Adrian Newtown

Professor and Director Conservation Ecology (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Forest conservation ecology. Restoration ecology.  Landscape ecology. Sustainability science and the green economy. Spatial modelling. Ecosystem services.

Chris Shiel

Professor Chris Shiel

Professor in Sustainable Development (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Sustainability. Leadership for sustainable development. Green attitudes values and behaviours. Sustainable food cities. Sustainable consumption. Fairtrade. Globalisation and social injustice. Green economy. Gender issues. E-learning.

John Stewart

Dr John Stewart

Associate Professor (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Ice age refugia. Human evolution. Reconstructing quaternary environments.

Paul Hartley

Dr Paul Hartley

Academic (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences)

KEY SKILLS: Functional genetics. Invertebrate and human cardiovascular physiology, biological rhythms and ageing.