Marcus Kohler BA (Hons) MCIEEM
Founder and Director
Marcus has over 30 years’ experience as an ecologist and founded the award-winning business of MKA Ecology in 1998.
Marcus also has extensive overseas ecological experience, having worked and travelled extensively in South East Asia, Australasia and Africa. He has over fifteen years’ experience as a wildlife tour leader, specializing in Madagascar, but also taking groups to many other destinations across four continents. Marcus has helped develop wildlife tour itineraries for several clients and has a deep understanding of international eco-tourism.
A full member of the ecologists’ professional body, CIEEM, Marcus holds great crested newt and bat licences and is the named ecologist on many Natural England bat and badger licences. As with all of the MKA Ecology team, Marcus is a registered CSCS card holder.
To discuss your ecology needs with Marcus, give us a call, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
William O’Connor BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM
Director and Principal Ecologist
With over 10 years’ experience of ecological consultancy with MKA Ecology, Will has been leading our team of ecologists since becoming a Director in 2012 and has managed a diverse range of projects from large scale residential development, to bespoke Paragraph 55 house builds.
Will’s expert knowledge of British wildlife and ecology combine with his thorough understanding of the planning process to result in recommendations in keeping with the scale of impact and surrounding landscape. This facilitates sustainable development, meaning successful projects and satisfied clients. He leads the production of ecology chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment at MKA.
A full member of the ecologists’ professional body, CIEEM, Will holds great crested newt and bat licences and is the named ecologist on many Natural England bat and badger licences.
He is an active committee member of Cambridgeshire Bat Group and committee member designate of the East of England committee of CIEEM. As with all of the MKA Ecology team, Will is a registered CSCS card holder.
To discuss your ecology needs with Will, give us a call, or email email@example.com
Jane Kohler LLB (Hons)
Jane joined MKA Ecology in 2004, with 14 years’ experience as a commercial solicitor in two major international law firms.
Jane enjoys promoting the excellent services offered by MKA Ecology and helps to ensure that the team abides by its watchwords: quality and teamwork.
To discuss MKA Ecology with Jane, give her a call, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki is a key player in MKA Ecology ensuring the smooth running of the office and administrative function.
To contact Nikki, give her a call or drop her a line at email@example.com
Gabrielle Wilbur BSc Grad CIEEM
A native of New Zealand, Gabrielle joined MKA Ecology in 2015 and has considerable of experience in undertaking preliminary ecological appraisals, protected species surveys and translocations as well as ecological clerk of works duties.
A graduate member of the ecologists’ professional body, CIEEM, Gabrielle holds a great crested newt licence and like all of the MKA Ecology team, she is a registered CSCS card holder.
To discuss your ecology needs with Gabrielle, give us a call, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
James Heywood MA, PhD Student CIEEM
James returned to ecology in 2016, joining MKA Ecology after eight years in clinical research as a data scientist.
A student member of the ecologists’ professional body, CIEEM, like all of the MKA Ecology team, James is a registered CSCS card holder.
To discuss your ecology needs with James, give us a call, or email email@example.com
Andy Symes BSc (Hons) MSc
With over 10 years’ experience as a conservation scientist, ecological consultant and ornithologist, Andy joined MKA Ecology in 2018.
Lydia Murphy BA (Hons) MSc
Joining MKA Ecology in 2018 from Fauna & Flora International, Lydia is experienced in a broad range of protected species surveys and preliminary ecological appraisal.
Robert Bishop MBiolSci (Hons)
Robert joined MKA Ecology shortly after completing his Masters in 2018 as a graduate ecologist.
Felix Bird BSc
Joining MKA Ecology in 2018 Felix, a graduate in Biology launched his career as an ecological consultant on the basis of a lifelong interest in natural history.
Rupert Houghton, BSc, MRes, PhD student
Rupert joined MKA Ecology as a graduate ecologist in 2019, coming from a predominantly freshwater ecology background.
To discuss your ecology needs with Rupert, give us a call, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why you should consider a career at MKA Ecology
Quality and teamwork are our watchwords. Our excellent reputation is built on the skills and expertise of our people. We invest in our team to ensure we have fulfilling, rewarding and successful careers. Our supportive and nurturing environment leads to excellent service delivery for our clients and a sustainable and thriving future for us all. We are always open to approaches from applicants who would fit well into such a team – if that’s you then do get in touch.
If you are interested in joining us then contact Jane Kohler by email in the first instance. All enquiries will be dealt with confidentially.