About the Author
Dr Louise Bardsley is a Conservation Officer with Natural England where she is responsible for a range of protected sites. An environmental sciences graduate, she then pursued a PhD on amphibian conservation. She has worked on freshwater habitat conservation for many years and has a particular interest in reptiles and amphibians. She has authored scientific papers, research reports and a major publication on wetland restoration (The Wildlife Trusts Wetland Restoration Manual). Louise lives in Sussex.