Tamsin Lee BSc (Hons), MSc, MCIEEM
Tamsin holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology from the University of Bristol and an MSc degree, with Distinction, in Environmental Conservation Management.
She holds Natural England (NE) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) licences to disturb and handle bats, survey for great crested newts and survey for barn owls and a Natural England licence to survey and handle dormice. She has also held a CSCS card for working on construction sites and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
She has worked for and alongside ecological consultancies in the South West and the Midlands since 2008 but was previously involved in research work overseas including marine studies on the Great Barrier Reef and tropical studies in Cuba. In addition to running Lee Ecology Tamsin has also assisted the Westcountry Rivers Trust with river habitat surveys, when required.
She is registered as a voluntary bat carer with the Bat Conservation Trust, is a member of the Cornwall bat group, mammal group and reptile & amphibian group and is a voluntary surveyor for the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme. She has also undertaken training with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, to become a Marine Mammal Medic, and the Marine Strandings Network.
In her spare time Tamsin enjoys keeping fit, scuba diving, riding and looking after a menagerie of animals at home including miniature Shetland ponies, goats and a deaf cat who enjoys rides on the quad bike and tractor!
David studied Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and gained a Diploma in Rural Resource Management at Seal Hayne, Devon. Whilst running his own gardening business he studied Landscape Design and Management. He has over twenty years of experience in forestry, gardening, farming, land management, building and woodwork. He has undertaken various land-based courses including hedge laying and dry stone walling, holds a CSCS card for working on construction sites and an NPTC Brushcutter certificate.
At Lee Ecology David undertakes the practical land management work as well as assisting on ecological surveys. In addition to his role at Lee Ecology David also restores pallets and other pieces of discarded wood into an assortment of items including bird boxes and other wildlife houses.
He has volunteered for local councils in the past, undertaking general maintenance of public footpaths, and has been involved in local community composting schemes.
David spends most of his spare time tinkering in his workshop but is also a keen sportsman and a whizz on the ski slope!
We also utilise the services of a number of seasonal assistants who are invaluable during the busy summer months!