Dr Giles King-Salter

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Giles is an ecologist, botanist and entomologist. He studied botany at the University of Reading before completing a PhD on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in grasslands at University College Dublin. He has a particular interest in Coleoptera, recording water beetles as a member of the Balfour-Browne Club and carrying out surveys of saproxylic beetles in England and Northern Ireland. He is an experienced recorder of aquatic invertebrates and has a particular interest in Ice Age ponds. He holds a Natural England survey licence for great crested newts (level 1 class licence). He is an active member of national and local wildlife groups including the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, Herefordshire Mammal Group, Herefordshire Ornithological Club and Herefordshire Amphibian & Reptile Team.