Staff Profiles
Michael Butler
Managing Director
Michael is an experienced entrepreneur and co-founder of Envirico. His expertise spans multiple businesses and industries including agriculture, construction, commercial diving and ecology. Michael's innovative thinking and knowledge creates a culture of confidence and dedication at Envirico.
Amanda Greer
Senior Project Manager
Amanda is an experienced invasive species consultant with a PhD in Ecology. She is also a Property Care Association Certified Surveyor of Japanese Knotweed and a Lantra Certified Instructor for Safe Use of Pesticides; and Biosecurity – Halting the Spread of Invasive Non-Native Species. Amanda’s projects have included invasive species control across an Irish peninsula; burial, bunding and off-site disposal of Japanese Knotweed; producing invasive species ID and guides; Local Authority Action Plans; large scale community training projects. Her publications include the booklet ‘Common Invasive Species in Ireland’.
Maurice O'Connor
Senior Project Manager
Maurice holds an Honours Degree in Wildlife Biology from IT Tralee and a Masters Degree in Ecological Assessment from UCC. He is an experienced field ecologist, has carried out numerous protected species surveys including bats, birds, otters, Kerry slug and lamprey. His projects have included breeding seabird surveys on islands off the southwest coast of Ireland, upland and woodland surveys, invertebrate surveys, surveys for forestry licence applications. RHAT assessment, aquatic macroinvertebrate water quality assessments, scientific research on the impact of fire in Killarney National Park.
Jessica Hamilton
Jessica has a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from IT Tralee. She is a highly regarded botanist and entomologist and assisted in setting up the Kerry branch of Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI Kerry) in 2017. She is also Editor-in-Chief of New Nature Magazine. Jessica works on a wide range of ecological projects from woodland surveys, upland surveys, invertebrate surveys and seabird surveys.
Dr. Julie Larkin
Project Ecologist
Julie holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Ecology and an M.Sc. in Ecological Assessment, both from University College Cork, in addition to and a Ph.D. in agri-ecology awarded by University College Dublin. Julie has experience in a wide range of ecological assessments and report writing and has strong generalist field ecology skills in both terrestrial and riparian habitats. She has developed a high level of proficiency in identifying the broad range of botanical species that are found in Ireland and has a keen interest in all things freshwater, particularly invertebrates. Julie has given numerous presentations on various aspects of her studies and work including publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and contributing to citizen science projects aimed at enhancing participant knowledge of riparian habitats and alien invasive species.
Thomas Sheehan
Project Ecologist
Thomas has over 10 years environmental experience and holds an MSc in Ecological Assessment from UCC. He has international experience in project, construction and logistics management and managed risk and security on multi-million euro projects including the Bini à Warak Hydroelectric Power Plant in Cameroon for Control Risks, construction in New York City and at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas for the Davis Group and carried out ecological surveys on islands along the south west coast of Ireland for Envirico/NPWS.
Luke Myers
Luke holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology from the Institute of Technology Tralee. He has achieved Lantra qualifications in safe use of pesticides and hand held pesticide stem injecting equipment (Level 2). Luke volunteers for a number of organisations including Cork Nature Network and BirdWatch Ireland. Has experience in a number of aspects of ecology including avifauna assessments for proposed renewable energy developments.
Nicola Synott
Operations Administrator (Kilkenny)
Nicola holds a degree in agricultural science (B.Sc.Ag.). Since starting with Envirico she has worked on many different aspects of the business including invoicing, logistics for chemical control operations, writing referenced invasive species accounts for the National Biodiversity Data Centre's website. In March of this year Nicola was instrumental in achieving Envirico's accreditation to ISO 9001: 2015 & 14000:2015.
Eimear Crowley
Operations Administrator (Kerry)
Eimear carries out all administrative duties for the Envirico Kerry office and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business in Accounting (B.Bus. Accounting). She is versatile in her approach to work and often assists the ecologists by arranging logistics and providing back up in the field on various projects. Eimear was the administrator responsible for data input of all raw data collected for Envirico ecological surveys of burrow nesting breeding seabirds on islands off the southwest coast of Ireland, which was used to produce an Irish Wildlife Manual standard publication report.