Passionate about ecology, our ethos is to to deliver the very best outcomes for both our clients and for biodiversity.
We understand that choosing the right consultant to deliver your ecology needs is a big decision so we thought we’d let you know a little bit about us.
Fresh-faced, but an old hand
EP Ecology may be fresh-faced having only been founded in 2020, but we aren’t new to ecology. We have over a decade of in-house experience gained through volunteering and employment within the industry. Our team is well versed in ecological project delivery, we know our trade like the backs of our hands.
For specialist surveys and site support where extra bodies are required, we rely on our network of associates. This network comprises dedicated and experienced consultants from all over Scotland. We work together to ensure that our clients are getting the best possible results. Check out our services to see what we bring to the table.
Committed to upholding the highest standards in ecological consultancy
EP Ecology has proudly been granted status as one of CIEEM’s Registered Practices for the year 2021-2022. CIEEM is the regulatory body for ecology as a discipline within the UK.
We were granted this status in recognition of our commitment to furthering ecological consultancy as a discipline. Our team is dedicated to upholding and advancing the standards in our field.
A sustainable approach
At EP Ecology, we don’t believe in the “bare minimum”. Our ethos is to deliver the very best for both our clients and for biodiversity.
We don’t think that an ecologist’s role in development should be simply to minimise the harm. We believe that our role is to promote biodiversity enhancements in every project. This approach is highly beneficial for our clients as sustainability is one of the main premises of the Planning Policy Framework within Scotland.
We’re committed to sustainability ourselves, and that’s why we are a member of Ecologi, a global carbon offsetting programme planting trees to capture carbon and other greenhouse gases.
Did you know…
The EP Ecology Ltd. logo is based on the pattern of a male adder (Vipera berus)
Erik Paterson B.Sc. (Hons) MCIEEM
I am a consultant ecologist with over 10 years’ experience of delivering ecological surveys for a large variety of projects. I created EP Ecology with the aim of using my expertise to deliver bespoke advice and solutions to ensure the best outcomes for my clients.
I started off my career in the voluntary sector, performing species surveys and habitat management at a local nature reserve. Shortly after this, I joined my local Amphibian and Reptile Group where I soon became the secretary, a role I held for six years before stepping down. However, I’m still heavily involved in the voluntary sector, it’s very rewarding!
Soon after volunteering I landed some subconsultant work assisting a local consultancy with some surveys for a few years. This landed me my first “proper” job with a much larger consultancy and worked through my undergraduate degree for several other ecological consultancies. In 2020, I decided to start up EP Ecology which gave me the freedom to deliver for my clients in my own style and use the skills and experience gained over a decade in the industry to really deliver the best outcomes for my clients.
I am a licensed bat worker throughout Scotland and I’m also licensed to survey for great crested newts in both Scotland and England. I’m proud to have become a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) which is a reflection of my competence in ecological consultancy.
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