Ed joined EMEC Ecology in the summer of 2019 after completing a traineeship with Natural England on Dartmoor. Ed is now responsible for leading the Botanical surveying at EMEC as well as delivering practical management as an operative in the Land Management Team. As a botanist he has carries out a range of work including National Vegetative Classification surveys, Site of Special Scientific Interest condition assessments, poisonous plant surveys and advises on habitat management through the production of management plans. Through his role in Land Management he takes part in a wide range of practical conservation work including use of the chainsaw and brushcutter and the creation of wetland, woodland and grassland habitats.