Our Team

Director:

Dr Dellwyn Kane, BSc (Hons), PhD, MCIEEM

Kane Ecology Ltds Director, Dr Dellwyn Kane, has a first class Honours Degree and a PhD in Environmental Science from the Ulster University and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Dellwyn has been working in the environmental sector in Northern Ireland since 1999 in various public and private sector roles including the Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland (CVNI), the Ulster University, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), White Young Green environmental consultancy and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Since founding Kane Ecology in 2013 he has successfully lead the delivery of ecological surveys, assessments and mitigation works for a range of private and public projects, both large and small. This has included a wide variety of protected species, particularly bats, but also badgers, otters, newts, and protected habitats.

He is LANTRA trained and NPTC (CS38) qualified in tree climbing and aerial rescue, holds a valid Construction Skills Register (CSR) Card and is trained in health and safety and first aid.

Senior Ecologist:

Andrew Dick PgDip MSc

Kane Ecology’s Senior Ecologist, Andrew Dick MSc, holds a Post-graduate Diploma with distinction in Environmental Management (2012) and an Environmental Management MSc (Eman) with distinction in 2014 from University of Ulster for his research into the fine-scale habitat associations of Irish bats. Andrew is a member of Bat Conservation Ireland (BCI), Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) and Northern Ireland Badger Group. He currently sits on the committee of the Northern Ireland Bat Group and is a volunteer on-call bat-carer with the National Bat Helpline.

Andrew has been carrying out wildlife and habitat surveys for planning, research and conservation projects since 2008. He is a licensed bat worker registered with NIEA and BCT. He has broad experience working with protected species and habitat issues in a range of development scenarios with a particular interest in survey techniques and development mitigation. Andrew previously worked within the planning department of Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) Development Management Team where he was employed as a development advisor specialising in bats. Previous to this he regularly represented NIEA in regional and Crown Court regarding water quality issues.

He is a Lantra trained and NPTC certified CS38 (Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue) tree climber, holds a valid CSR card and is trained in health and safety and first aid.