Thomson Ecology grows its water and marine divisions with new appointments

Dr Phil Aldous, Thomson Ecology’s Directo of Water says, ”The marine environment is and will be increasingly important with potential port expansions following Brexit  as trade moves from Europe to the wider World.

I am delighted to have Dan Collins join the team and bring his depth of marine experience to support our growing water sector client base. Dr Shaun Plenty brings a wealth of technical and business skills to the water team, in an area where demands for our specialised aquatic ecology and water consultancy services continue to grow to meet client demand.”

Daniel Collins has joined as a Principal Marine Consultant. He has over 14 years of environmental experience in undertaking environmental impact assessments, and has environmental management and marine survey expertise. He has worked in over 15 countries within the oil and gas, ports and harbours, desalination, coastal infrastructure and wastewater markets. Dan’s wealth of experience will support Thomson’s work on Environmental Impact Assessments, Water Framework Directive Assessments, Habitat Regulations Assessments and Marine Conservation Zone assessment areas. These are skills which are in increasing demand from Thomson’s expanding client base.

Dr Shaun Plenty is joining the water team as a Senior Aquatic Consultant. He has qualifications in environmental science, freshwater ecology and fisheries management and has over eight years’ of professional experience. Shaun’s expertise covers fish, macro-invertebrate and invasive species surveys, water quality monitoring, aquatic ecological impact assessments and fisheries management. Shaun said, “I look forward to helping expand Thomson Ecology’s presence in the aquatic ecological consultancy field, building on their excellent, world-leading capability and offering additional aquatic services to existing and future clients.”

Chris Fletcher has joined the Thomson Ecology team, as a Senior Biologist to support the expanding marine team. Chris has over 6 years’ experience as a marine scientist, with expertise in marine environmental survey and the taxonomy of marine and estuarine fauna. His survey experience covers all aquatic environments and includes the use of trawls, grabs, cores and CTD’s to collect samples and environmental data for biological, chemical and physical analyses. Chris will be a great asset to the team in a time where Thomson are experiencing increased demand for our specialised marine survey and laboratory services.

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