I am a botanist specialising in bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) and have a particular interest in upland vascular plants. I am available to carry out a range of plant surveys across Scotland and northern England.

I have eight years of botanical field survey experience working across Scotland and northern England. For the past four years I have worked freelance on a range of projects for a variety of organisations including; bryophyte surveys for proposed hydro-electric schemes and SNH, site condition monitoring for the National Trust for Scotland, NVC surveys as a sub-contractor for environmental consultancies and helping with vegetation surveys for University research projects. Prior to this I worked for the RSPB and the National Trust for Scotland at Ben Lawers NNR carrying out a range of plant and habitat surveys. I have a BSc in Biological Sciences Plant Science honours from the University of Edinburgh.

Conservation of plants and habitats is very important to me. I am driven by the knowledge that the work I carry out in the field contributes to management decisions of the site and may lead to targeted conservation or regeneration of particular species or habitats.

I am committed to carrying out high quality, accurate, reliable work.

I am an active member of the British Bryological Society (BBS), I am the Vice County recorder for Fife and attend regular field meetings including to the Isle of Eigg, the Yorkshire Dales, Angus, Sutherland, northern Cumbria, Wester Ross based in Kinlochewe, the mountains of mid Perthshire and Mweelrea in County Mayo.

Clare Rickerby

Clare Rickerby

Scapania gracilis

Scapania gracilis and Hymenophyllum wilsonii Glenborrodale