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Nicola’s role at MacArthur Green involves project management, technical input and consultation to successfully deliver environmental assessments for a range of onshore and offshore developments.
With over ten years of ornithology experience in the consultancy sector, Nicola has specialised in projects involving estuarine and marine birds. Prior to joining MacArthur Green, Nicola held various roles as an ornithologist including project manager, data analyst and surveyor and has contributed to a broad range of schemes from offshore renewable projects (wind, wave and tidal power development) to onshore energy projects and transport infrastructure. Nicola has been involved in various technical ornithological work including calculating population estimates, Distance density analysis and GIS spatial analysis. She has also authored and contributed to a range of reports including baseline reports, Habitats Regulations Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments.
Nicola graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc in Zoology and an MRes with Distinction in Animal Physiology / Energetics. Her PhD at Cardiff University in Animal Behaviour and Endocrinology was titled ‘Endocrine control of nestling begging behaviour in the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)’.