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Claridge - Ecologist - Glos, England, UK

Mark Claridge

Glos, England, UK




A professional ecologist with seven years field research and project management experience.

• population ecology
• experience of badgers, fox, hares, bats, hedgehogs, otters, water voles, woodland & hedgerow, great crested newt surveys
• radio tracking and live trapping mammals
• collating, analysing and interpreting data
• ArcGIS training (ESRI) and distance sampling
• Cage Trapping and Vaccination of Badgers (LANTRA)
• off-road 4×4 driving experience and training

Work History


Food and Environment Research Agency

January 2012 - March 2013

• National Badger Survey of England & Wales
• Badger Vaccine Deployment Project
• Oral Bait Deployment Study

Project Officer

Stroud Valleys Project

November 2009 - October 2011

• Led volunteers on a variety of practical conservation projects
• project management including budgets and report writing


Central Science Laboratory

January 2000 - August 2006

• team leader on the Defra funded “Farm Biosecurity and Badgers” project
• coordinated 60 project farms in Gloucestershire
• data management and landowner liaison
• testing and installing camera-trap equipment

• recruited to the Defra “Ecological Consequences of Badger Removal” project
• co-ordinated and undertook fieldwork in the Midlands and South West England
• data management and analysis using GIS and distance sampling software

• Managed a large scale carcass collection programme for the Defra funded
“Bovine tuberculosis in wild mammals’ project”.
• liaison with farmers, landowners, government agencies, NGOs and public

Qualifications & Certifications

MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecotourism

Newcastle University

Wildlife Conservation

East London University

Naresuan University

Newcastle University

Northcliffe Comp

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