Max is an ecologist with over ten years consultancy experience; he is a full member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management as well as a Chartered Environmentalist
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Max Ellson BSc MSc CEnv MCIEEM

Max is an ecologist with over fourteen years consultancy experience. Although specialising in botany (Max has an MSc (with Distinction) in Vegetation Survey and Assessment from the University of Reading), Max also has wide-ranging experience of ecological survey techniques, including Phase 1 and 2 habitat surveys, hedgerow surveys and protected species surveys (such as for Otters, Water Voles, Badgers, bats, Great Crested Newts and reptiles).

Max holds current Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Natural England (NE) Great Crested Newt ‘survey and disturbance’ licenses, as well as a NRW licence to 'disturb' Lesser Silver Water Beetle (whilst undertaking Great Crested Newt surveys).

Max relaxing in his garden

During his career he has conducted and managed botanical and habitat surveys throughout much of the UK across a broad spectrum of vegetation types; in recent years he has had considerable experience in surveying brown-field habitats, particularly within Wrexham borough, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Cheshire. Max has particular expertise in undertaking Ecological Appraisals, Ecology sections of Environmental Impact Assessments and in providing ecological input for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments. Within Marches Ecology, Max leads the digital production of all maps, figures and plans.