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Celia Commowick

Celia Commowick

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Celia Commowick BSc (Hons) MSc GradCIEEM

Having always been passionate about the natural world (and wanting to spend less time in an office!), Celia decided upon a career change in 2009 and began studying for her BSc in Life Sciences with the Open University. She then went on to complete her MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Leeds, which included the project ‘Investigating the effectiveness of mitigation structures on bats crossing linear transport infrastructure' (see below).

Before joining Scarborough Nixon Associates Ltd in March 2015, Celia undertook an internship in Ecuador, studying the feeding habits of hummingbirds in the montane rainforest and worked voluntarily for the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project.

Celia is a member of the Lincolnshire Dormouse Group, and an active member of the Lincolnshire Bat Group, taking a lead role in the Lincolnshire Daubenton's bat project this summer. Celia's particular interests lie in botany, birds and bats, but she is always keen to further her knowledge and understanding across the board.  


Investigating the Effectiveness of Mitigation Structures on Bats Crossing Linear Transport Infrastructure

As part of her studies during her MSc, Celia took part in a DEFRA funded project to develop a methodology for determining the effectiveness of mitigation measures for bats crossing linear transport infrastructure (rail and road). The aim being to enable consultants to follow a proven survey methodology to assess and monitor the different mitigation structures currently used, and ultimately to determine whether they are successful in protecting bat populations. The final report has now been published, and can be accessed here: