Dr. Leigh Bull
Ecologist, Associate Partner

Contact details:

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

About Leigh

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.

A selection of Leigh's projects

Porters Ski Area Mountain Bike Trail Network >

North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery >

MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway >

Duck Creek Re-Creation >