About us

Spires Ecology Ltd was founded in 2014 by Dr Merryl Gelling.

Merryl is a Chartered Ecologist (CEcol), member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Managers (MCIEEM), and a member of the IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group.

In her consultancy work she specialises on protected mammal species, from survey work through to the design and implementation of mitigation works, with much of her work focusing on bats, badgers, dormice, otter and water voles. She has a particular specialism in the design and execution of translocation and reintroduction projects involving protected mammals.

With a strong background in applied research, Merryl also works part-time at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University as a Post-doc Researcher, sits on Council for the Mammal Society, and is Chair of the Oxfordshire Mammal Group.

Spires Ecology Ltd relies on a team of colleagues as required for any specific job. Each bring their own unique combination of skills and insights to the scheme, ensuring that we provide knowledgeable personnel and the most innovative, cost-effective and timely ecological solutions for your project.