- Woodhall, Adrian (Adrian Woodhall, UK)
Adrian Woodhall was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK in 1960 and is now a freelance ecologist/environmentalist. He graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc. Honours Biology degree in 1983 and a MSc. in Ecology from Sunderland Polytechnic in 1990. His conservation career started in 1984 when he worked on the Suffolk coast for the Nature Conservancy Council (now Natural England). In 1985, he moved to the Northumberland coastline managing National Trust (the Trust) properties on the coast. In 1991 he took an area warden role, eventually becoming property manager, in North Somerset.
In 2003 he took on a project director role to manage the Sea Britain2005 project for the Trust which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Many external partners such as the National Maritime Museum and the Visit Britain were involved. After this project he worked for the Trust Coastal Advisor on co-ordinating the coast risk assessment, assessing the impact of sea level rise and climate change on coastal properties and helping to devise coast adaptation strategies that could be incorporated into ‘everyday’ management plans.
Since leaving the Trust in 2011 he has been a freelance ecologist/environmentalist/ project manager working on a number of projects involving bats, newts, seabirds and plant surveys but also project managing various projects for the Trust, and for Artichoke Ltd, who organised part of the Cultural Olympiad for the 2012 games ‘Poetry on Beaches.’ He continues to work with many partners and consultancies on a number of different initiatives.