Tim Hipkiss has a PhD in Animal Ecology, specializing in avian ecology. Before working at EnviroPlanning Tim was project manager for over three years at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where he studied the effects of wind farms on golden eagles. Tim now advises wind energy companies and statutory bodies on minimising wind farm impacts on birds and other wildlife. Tim also provides ecological support during the planning, construction and operational phases of transport infrastructure projects. This can involve pre- and post-construction environmental monitoring as well as mitigation and compensation measures.