Austin Hopkirk ACIEEM, is director of Hopkirk & Russ Bat Ecology, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, a bat consultant having completed over 500 full bat surveys since 2001, a former Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Bat Group, former Chairperson and Company Director of Bat Conservation Ireland, a former Bat Conservation Trust NBMP Representative and NIEA Bat licensee since the year 1986 (No. 641). See Austin’s work experience.
Dr Jon Russ BSc. (Hons) PhD (The microchiroptera of Northern Ireland: community composition, habitat associations and ultrasound, QUB). Previous partner of Hopkirk & Russ Bat Ecology, now Director of Ridgeway Ecology Ltd., Jon is a bat echolocation call consultant advisor.
Experienced and hard working associate surveyors are:
Claire Childs BSc. Hons. (Environmental Biology, QUB) – MSc. (Science communication)
Dr. Marco Ilardi MSc. (Hons), PhD (soil ecology, QUB).