Dr Mark O’Connell, Director
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Mark O’Connell has worked for 25 years as a professional ecologist and conservation scientist in many parts of the world. His research focuses primarily on the impacts of human activities on species, habitats and diversity. He has particular expertise in spatial modelling using geographical information systems (GIS) and in methods to evaluate conservation actions. In the 1980s he worked for the British Antarctic Survey, including three years ecological fieldwork on South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Since then, he has worked as an academic in the university sector (Durham University, UWE and Bath University), as well as the Head of Research in a large conservation NGO (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust). Mark still delivers a number of modules at Bath University (Conservation Science), and also on a masters course at Bristol University (spatial analysis). Over the past 15 years, he has also successfully supervised nine PhD students and delivered a wide range of courses for professional conservation practitioners (including courses for the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management, CIEEM). He founded ERT Conservation in 2009.
ERT's associate specialists
ERT Conservation delivers a wide range of research and professional services through its associate specialists. Contact Dr Mark O’Connell for further details.