About Us

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.

Founded in 2020, EP Ecology is by no means fresh-faced when it comes to delivering ecological projects, with over a decade of in-house experience through the volunteer and professional sector, we know our trade.

Our network of associates include experienced ecologists with many specialisms who can work with us to make sure that your project is delivered smoothly and effectively. Have a look at our services page to see what we can bring to the table.

EP Ecology Ltd logo - Professional Ecological Consultancy based in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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!

Ecological Consultancy

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 and I’m proud to have become a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) has given EP Ecology Registered Practice Status for the year 2020-21 which shows EP Ecology dedication to providing excellent Ecological Consultancy.

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 2020-2021 in recognition of our commitment to furthering ecological consultancy as a discipline. We are dedicated to upholding and advancing the standards in our field and delivering the best possible outcomes for biodiversity and clients alike.

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