Dr Joanna Girvan – Biologist
Joanna has a PhD in aquatic ecology and a BSc in zoology from the University of Edinburgh. In a career spanning ten years, she has worked in both the private and public sectors as a freshwater ecologist, with particular focus on catchment management, river restoration and habitat and protected species survey. She also spent five years as a research fellow in limnology at the Queen’s University of Belfast and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland.
Alison has an MSc in Environmental Management together with over 20 years of Project Management experience. She has a particular interest in River Basin Management Planning, in respect of INNS and also Hydropower production. Alison has been a contributor to the River Almond 5 Year Management Plan, overseeing and participating in AMI (Kicksampling), INNS treatment and Barriers removal projects as well as catchment-wide INNS surveying and treatment coordination.
Jonathan gained HNC/HND qualifications from Oatridge Agricultural College (now SRUC) in Countryside Management, followed by a BSc in Sustainable Environmental Management from Edinburgh University. He is a keen contributor to a local conservation group, involved in surveying, management and technical input into a number of projects including habitat restoration and access improvement, as well as experience working for the local authority on blue/green corridors and zero waste projects.