Dervla O'Dowd

Position: Senior Ecologist 
Qualifications: BA Archaeology & BSc Ecology (Hons) Environmental Science

Dervla graduated with a first class honours B.Sc. in Environmental Science in NUI, Galway in 2005 and joined Keville O’Sullivan Associates in the same year. Dervla has gained extensive experience in the project management and ecological/environmental assessment of the impacts of infrastructural projects in sectors such as wind energy and renewables, water supply schemes, road schemes and housing developments nationwide and has also been involved in the compilation of Environmental Impact Statements, with emphasis on sections such as Flora & Fauna, and acted as EIS co-ordinator on a number of projects.

Dervla has also provided site supervision for infrastructural works within designated conservations areas and has also been involved in the development of environmental/ecological educational resource materials. Currently, Dervla is responsible for coordinating ecological work required on major infrastructural projects, with emphasis on wind energy projects.

Dervla's key areas of expertise are:

  • Environmental/Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Co-ordination of field surveys for major infrastructural projects
  • Ecological Surveys e.g. botanical/habitat surveys,  mammal surveys, Freshwater Pearl Mussel Stage 1 & 2 surveys, aquatic surveys
  • Habitat Mapping/GIS

Contact Details: dodowd@mccarthykos.ie


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