Kristi Leyden


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Kristi has over six years’ experience working as an ecological consultant in Ireland and the UK. During this time, she has led botanical surveys (National Vegetation Classification, Phase 1 habitat, rare plants, invasive alien species as well as undertaking national scale botanical surveys and assessments of upland, woodland, saltmarsh, grassland and sand dune-related Annex I habitats (to the levels of Irish Vegetation Classification [IVC] and Annex I habitat). She has also carried out protected species surveys including bats (preliminary roost assessment, emergence/re-entry and activity surveys), otter, badger, red squirrel and herptofauna (great crested newts and reptiles). Kristi has worked on a wide range of developments, some of which include wind farms, overhead power lines, gas lines, hydro schemes, quarries and commercial and residential developments. Kristi is experienced in producing baseline reports and has undertaken Appropriate Assessment screenings, Natura Impact Statements and inputted into Ecological Impact assessments. She has acted as Ecological Clerk of Works on a range of developments during the pre-construction and construction phases. Kristi has a broad knowledge and experience in the field of ecology, having spent her early career working as part of agro-ecology research teams in Ireland and Scotland and also as part of a sublittoral surveying team within a marine station.