Phase 1 Ecology

Ecological surveyor providing services throughout the south west

Phase 1 Ecology

Destructive search for reptiles on a road repair scheme

Reliable ecological surveyor based in the south west. Experienced in a diverse range of survey techniques with various protected and priority species, and habitats. Providing an excellent supporting role to ecologists, working independently as appropriate, or as part of your team. Available for day and night work at competitive rates. 



Qualifications and Credentials

Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) taken under licence H Torr

· MSc Earth Sciences    

· BSc (Hons) Geosciences 

· WML-CL10a - Dormouse Class 1 survey licence

· CSCS – Ecologist – CITB –

  Construction Skills Health and Safety

· Graduate member of the 

  Chartered Institute of Ecology and

  Environmental Management (GradCIEEM)

· Professional indemnity and public liability insurances

· Full Clean Driving Licence


Professional Services and Skills

· Badger surveys 

· Barn owl surveys

· Bat data analysis (using AnalookW) 

· Bat surveys - with own bat  detector

· Dormouse surveys (Class 1 survey licence)

· ECoW – for details please contact me

· Phase 1 habitat surveys

· QGIS mapping 

· Report writing 

· Reptile and amphibian surveys and

  translocation (including GCN) 

· Water Vole surveys

NB: Class Licences are shown in bold where held. All other species surveys requiring class licences, are offered as assisting role only

About Our Surveyor

Helen K Calver BSc (Hons), MSc, GradCIEEM

Helen has a background in geosciences, specialising in past and present climate changes and resulting impacts on the biosphere. Having spent 18 years in Scotland, Helen returned to Devon in 2014 with her family, and became increasingly involved with a number of conservation groups - helping with national dormouse and bat monitoring programmes, and river fly monitoring. 


In May 2017, Helen began assisting with ecological surveys, becoming a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management in December the same year. She set up Phase 1 Ecology in April 2018, providing support to 17 freelance ecologists and ecological consultancies in Devon. Helen holds a Natural England Class 1 Survey Licence for dormice, and is working towards her Class 1 Survey Licences for bats and great crested newts.

For further information please contact me

Helen K Calver BSc(Hons) MSc GradCIEEM

Phase 1 Ecology

Based at Dawlish, South Devon, UK

Tel: 07738098182
Email: Phase1ecology@btinternet.com