Laura Taylor - Principle Ecologist
Laura studied ecology at Aberdeen University and has since worked on a partnership projects including the Aberdeenshire & Cairngorms water vole conservation projects with Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Aberdeen University. More recently she worked on the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust's Angus Glens Moorland Health Project. Laura's experience makes her ideal for providing advice on grouse moor management, deer management, and delivering a wide range of ecological surveys.
Laura Duggan, MSc, ACIEEM - Ecologist
Laura has been working in the ecology sector since 2010, during which time she also returned to university to complete a Master's degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. She is an experienced bird surveyor and undertakes Brown & Shepherd surveys on several large upland sites. Laura currently leads a team of seasonal field assistants on a range of large-scale surveys at sites throughout Scotland, in addition to carrying out other ecological services such as ECoW and protected mammal surveys. Laura has researched camera trap detectability rates for otters as part of her MSc. More recently she conducted environmental sampling on a collaborative research project with SRUC.
Dr. Oliver Moore - Senior Ecologist/Botanist
Oliver is an all-round naturalist who has written several scientific papers examining how upland vegetation responds to drivers of change. Most recently he has published his first book - looking at the bryophyte and lichen flora of Letterewe. Oliver worked as a Lecturer in Applied Ecology at the University of Gloucestershire before joining Taylor Wildlife in 2017. Since then he has led on a variety of projects such as small scale Environmental Impact Assessments of track developments, Farm Environmental Assessments and peatland restoration schemes in the Highlands. Oliver is also responsible for specialist plant/lichen surveys and all of our National Vegetation Classification and Phase 1 Habitat Survey work. He runs bespoke plant identifcation workshops and assists with bird and mammal surveys, Lepidoptera transects and deer population/impact work.
Joseph Birkett - Grouse and Moorland Health Assistant
Joseph has acquired a Diploma in Countyside Management from Newton Rigg College. With experience in upland estate management and gamebird disease control, Joseph provides advice to estate managers on parasite burdens and disease risks to gamebirds, wildfowl and livestock. Joseph also carries out a range of bird, lepidoptera, mammal and habitat surveys.