David Bodeham. 

BSc (Ind) Hons, MSc, MRSB, PfCO.

My name is David and I'm a conservation biologist, video producer, photographer based in the UK.

I earned a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology and a Master of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Leeds, with a dissertation focusing on predictive habitat models of bats, in relation to anthropogenic disturbance.

I'm the co-founder and producer of an educational YouTube channel, Eco Sapien, a resource set up to explore the biodiversity crisis, and encourage anybody to be part of the solution for combating it. I have worked on personal and commercial media projects with a close focus on ecology and wildlife biology working with a number of UK-based and international NGOs such as the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR).

I also work as a Senior Applied Ecologist across the UK and Europe, where I’m involved with both governmental and non-governmental organisations, helping conserve biodiversity through planning policy, protective wildlife legislation and practical nature-based solutions. Over the last 10 years, I have collaborated as a researcher and field ecologist with British universities and conservation organisations such as The University of Leeds and Natural England.

Photography became a perfect complement to my work, which has brought me in close proximity to rare species and ecosystems. Over the years I have collated and curated images of biodiversity and anthropological interactions across the world.

I love nothing more than climbing up steep mountain slopes and enveloping myself in the wild. But when I’m not risking my personal safety, I’m back at the urban homestead practising sustainable living and getting stuck in to my latest DIY project.

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Certifications

Bat Survey Level 2 – Class Licence CL18 (UK)

Great Crested Newt Level 2 – Class Licence CL09 (UK)

Commercial Drone Licence - SUA operator (UK)

CITB - Health, safety and environment (UK)

DBS Certified Disclosure and Barring Service (UK)

CS30 - Chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting (UK)

Collaborations (Select)

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

British Arachnological Society

British Earthworm Society

Bumblebee Trust

Buglife

CIEEM

Discovery Channel

DEFRA

Chester Zoo

English Heritage

Field Studies Council

Flamingoland Zoo

Groundwork

ICPDR

LIFE Sterlet

National Geogrphic

Natural England

NNSS

SANCCOB

South Lakes Zoo

The Environment Agency (UK)

The Forestry Commission

The National Trust

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Wildlife Trusts

The Vincent Wildlife Trust

University of Leeds

University of Sheffield

University of Edinburgh

Woodland Trust

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Yorkshire Naturalists Union

Clients (select)

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

British Arachnological Society

British Earthworm Society

Bumblebee Trust

Buglife

CIEEM

Discovery Channel

DEFRA

Chester Zoo

English Heritage

Field Studies Council

Flamingoland Zoo

Groundwork

ICPDR

Natural England

NNSS

SANCCOB

South Lakes Zoo

The Environment Agency (UK)

The Forestry Commission

The National Trust

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Wildlife Trusts

The Vincent Wildlife Trust

University of Leeds

University of Sheffield

University of Edinburgh

Woodland Trust

Wrocław University of Environmental and

Life Sciences

Yorkshire Naturalists Union

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