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Baker Consultants appoints ‘Dragonfly Dave’ as their new Senior Invertebrate Ecologist

We are really excited to announce that David Goddard (widely and affectionately known as Dragonfly Dave) has been appointed as Baker Consultants new Senior Invertebrate Ecologist.

Having left behind an earlier career choice as a Software Engineer Dave gained a 1st Class Hons Degree in Environmental Conservation and Countryside Management in 2007 since when his as worked as a consultant ecologist on a huge variety of projects. He first became interested in wildlife at that age of 10 when he found a stag beetle outside a local picture house. Intrigued by this magnificent creature he carefully wrapped it in a handkerchief and passed it to a local naturalist to have it identified. So began a lifelong interested in natural sciences and a particularly interest in invertebrates.

Since becoming a professional ecologist Dave has worked in consultancy on a wide variety of project including residential developments, flood alleviation schemes, road schemes and ports. He is very much an all-rounder with interests in ornithology, mammals and reptiles and he is an experienced ecological clerk of works. However, his passion is for invertebrates (both freshwater and terrestrial), he has been a nationally acknowledged expert particularly in dragonflies and damselflies and he is the keeper of the British Dragonfly Societies’ exuviae collection along with being their librarian / archivist (more on this in the future).

Andrew Baker, Baker Consultants’ MD said, ‘We are really pleased to welcome Dave to the team he is a highly respected member of the profession and brings a whole new set of skills to the Baker Consultants’ team. Very few consultancies have in-house invertebrate specialists and Dave’s skills will be in great demand.’

Welcome on board Dave!

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