Dr Leigh Bull
Ecologist, Senior Principal
Tel: +64 4 803 2784
PhD Ecology and Biodiversity, Victoria University
Masters of Science, Ecology (Hons, 1st), Victoria University
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Victoria University
Certified Environmental Practitioner and Member, Environment Institute of Australia and NZ
Member, NZ Ornithological Society
Leigh has practised ecology since finishing her PhD in 2003. While she has a background in avifauna (specialising in seabirds), her role as co-author of the Department of Conservation’s New Zealand threat classification list (2007) is testimony to her broad knowledge of New Zealand’s biota.
Recently Leigh has been involved in ecosystem restoration projects requiring the management of native habitat and species, and the control of animal pests and weeds. She has also worked on a number of wind farm and roading projects, undertaking both pre-construction (Ecological Impact Assessments) and post-construction studies.
Experienced in managing large complex projects, Leigh has co-ordinated field scientists and managed large data sets. She produces technical documents and/or publications synthesising the information in a clear and concise manner. She has led a number of large projects assessing methods for mitigating the impact of human activities on biota. She is also an experienced expert witness for Council, Environment Court and Board of Inquiry hearings.