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Ian Nixon

Ian Nixon

01205 723342 or 07833 674500

Ian Nixon

Ian has a lifelong interest in natural history and has worked as an ecologist for ten years. Ian has worked for other ecological consultancies before setting up his own business in 2006. In 2011, Helen and Ian joined forces to form Scarborough Nixon Associates. Ian has worked on a range of projects in this country and abroad; with specialism's in bat and bird work. This includes large wind turbine projects in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Essex as well as assisting with bat surveys in Turkey.  The bulk of the sound analysis for the bat survey projects is undertaken by Ian and he is responsible for ensuring that the team is utilizing the latest technology and equipment to provide robust data for their projects.

Ian has become a specialist in sound analysis of bat calls using many different detectors and sound analysis programs including Pettersson D-240x, D-1000x, Songmeter SM2 and Anabat detectors and BatScan, BatSound, Song Scope and Analook programs.