Waterside Ecology

Independent Ecological Consultancy


Waterside Ecology is an independent ecological consultancy, based in the Scottish Highlands. We provide a high quality, professional service to the private and public sectors, carrying out work to rigorous standards and often to challenging deadlines. We have a flexible and responsive approach to meeting the survey, research and monitoring needs of our clients, always with a strong underpinning of science.


Jon Watt is a member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) and our work follows the Institute’s codes of Professional Standards.


Waterside Ecology specialises in survey and monitoring of freshwater species and habitats. With strong expertise in fish, mammals and invertebrates, we can put together experienced teams to meet a broad range of requirements. Please use the navigation menu on the left for additional information.


Principal • Jon Watt B.Sc., Ph.D., MIEEM, MIFM

Associate • Lorna Brown B.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate • Isabel Isherwood B.A., M.Sc.

Field technician • Martin Seed