Dr Rachel Hacking
Owner and Principal Ecologist
Rachel has been a practising ecological consultant for over eighteen years, having worked on a variety of projects from small-large housing developments, to large government-led infrastructure across the United Kingdom. She is a classically-trained botanist and holds a PhD in National Vegetation Classification, with specialist knowledge of botanical communities of brownfield sites. Rachel also specialises in invertebrate surveys and assessments. Rachel launched Rachel Hacking Ecology in 2004 and the business has grown considerably since then, attracting seven members of staff to the business. Rachel has designed successful and pragmatic mitigation measures for many protected species and taxon groups, such as bats, Great Crested Newts and Badgers, and goes to great lengths to deliver projects to the satisfaction of all our clients.