Laura holds the position of Associate Director/ Lead Ecologist in TOBIN’s Environment and Planning section. She is a qualified and experienced environmental consultant with ten years’ post-graduate experience in environmental sciences and environmental consultancy in Canada and Ireland.
Laura has a strong technical background as an aquatic ecologist and has extensive field experience in biological and chemical water quality assessment. She has also collected hydrology and meteorology data, conducted wildlife surveys (bird and nest surveys, amphibian surveys), and carried out fish habitat assessments, which included electrofishing, minnow trapping and fish identification.
Laura has excellent writing skills having prepared and delivered Planning and Environmental Consideration reports, Technical Data reports, Environmental Assessments, Permit Applications, Environmental Effects Monitoring reports and Appropriate Assessment reporting for plans and projects potentially affecting terrestrial and freshwater resources.