Chris Coles

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Chris is an ecologist, micro-economist, amateur photographer and qualified cycle mechanic, trained at the UK’s Cycle Systems Academy (Pro Level 2 certificate) and Velotech (Campagnolo systems past and present). In September 2023, he became the tenant of a croft in the South Lochs region of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.

He studied zoology at Aberdeen University, and gained a PhD from Durham University on the landscape-scale ecology of tawny owls in Kielder Forest, Northumberland. He was a founder member of The Centre For Evidence-Based Conservation at Birmingham University.

While researching and teaching tropical ecology in Tanzania, he developed interests in natural resource management and human development and now consults on sustainable, inclusive economic development. On-croft, he runs horticultural, woodland and community tourism enterprises.

Stock and bespoke photography services are available through this website. Any images on this blog are available for licensing.