John Hynes

Position: Project Ecologists
Qualifications: B.Sc Environmental Science 2010 National University of Ireland, Galway; Masters in Applied Ecology, University College Cork 2011

John Hynes is a quailfied ecologist, with a B.Sc in Environmental Science from National University of Ireland, Galway 2010 and a Masters in Applied Ecology, University College Cork 2011 with three years post-graduate experience. John is also an approved Environmentalist in relation to agri-environment schemes with the Department of Agriculture. His experience includes 2 years consultancy experience, concentrated mainly on aquatic projects for public sector projects including water and wastewater supply schemes, arterial drainage schemes and habiat mapping and assessment. Prior to consultancy, John worked for Galway County Council in the Western River Basin District Office as GIS and Assistant Coordinator where he developed significant GIS and mapping skills.

His ecological studies, voluntary work and personal intersts mean that he has a wide range of ecological experience covering terrestrial and aquatic habitats and species. John has provided flora and fauna surveys, bat surveys, mammal surveys, fisheries potential surveys, Marsh Fritillary surveys and assisted with Stage 1 and Stage 2 Freshwater Pearl Mussel Surveys. John has a particular interest in Hen Harrier and manages part of his farm in the Slieve Aughty SPA for the conservation of the species.

John has also been a project manager and senior ecologist on large scale ecological and GIS projects requiring co-ordination assessment of multiple large scale sites over the past 2 years.

Johns areas of expertise are:
  • Flora & Fauna surveys and monitoring (including invasive species)
  • Stage 1 & 2 Freshwater Pearl Mussel Surveys (Assistant)
  • Bat surveys including potential roost and activity surveys
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, ArcGis, and MapInfo Professional
  • Habitat Classification, Assessment and Mapping
  • Report Writing
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Invertebrate Sampling and Identification
  • Bird Identification Skills (including calls) and familiarity with a variety of Bird Survey Techniques
  • Contributor to the Countryside Bird Survey with BirdWatch Ireland and the Daubenton's Bat Survey with Bat Conservation Ireland
Contact Details: jhynes@mccarthykos.ie
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