Gail is an experienced professional botanist working mostly in northwest England and Wales. She is trained in botany at the University of Reading and holds a full pass of the Vascular Plants IdQ from the Natural History Museum. She is currently an Associate Tutor for the Field Studies Council and teaches plant identification through the BSBI's Identiplant scheme. She also runs botanical and bryological field meetings in her local area for Warrington Plant Group.
Gail carries out botanical surveys including extended Phase 1, National Vegetation Classification (NVC), hedgerow survey and surveys for individual target plant species. She has also advised on botanical and ecological matters for a wide range of projects throughout the UK, including numerous upland wind farm sites.
Gail is a Chartered Environmentalist and full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) as well as Secretary of the CIEEM North West Section Committee.
Gail holds survey licences for great crested newt for England and Wales and enjoys surveying for bats, badgers, harvest mouse and other mammals in her spare time.