Our ecologists are professionally qualified and experienced. We are based in Northern Ireland but provide ecological consultancy services across the whole of Ireland. As ecologists committed to the highest standards, we ensure all our work is conducted in accordance with the standards established by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Find out more about CIEEM here>.
Dr Dellwyn Kane, BSc (Hons), PhD, MCIEEM
Director, Dr Dellwyn Kane, has a first-class Honours Degree and a PhD in Environmental Science from the Ulster University. Dellwyn 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. This includes 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).
Since founding Kane Ecology in 2013 he has successfully lead a team of ecologists in 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. Dellwyn holds a valid Construction Skills Register (CSR) Card and is trained in health and safety and first aid.
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 from the 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. Andrew holds a valid CSR card and is trained in health and safety and first aid.
Megan McAleese BSc (Hons), MSc
Assistant Ecologist, Megan achieved a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in 2018. Following this, she completed her MSc in Ecological Management and Conservation Biology from Queens University, Belfast in 2019.
Megan has been conducting a range of ecological surveys and assessments since early 2019. Since joining Kane Ecology in December 2019, she has been responsible for conducting a range of surveys required for planning applications, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs), badger surveys, otter surveys, red squirrels surveys, pine marten surveys, invasive species surveys, Bat Roost Potential (BRP) surveys, and Bat Roost Emergence/Re-Entry surveys. Megan has experience of conducting surveys of a wide range of habitats and a number of protected species for a variety of project types and locations throughout Northern Ireland.