Daryl Burdon Ltd. was established in Willerby, East Yorkshire (UK) on 1 August 2019 (Company number: 12104847). The company has one Director (Dr Daryl Burdon) and a number of Associates.

Dr Daryl Burdon BSc MSc PhD, Director

Daryl has over 22 years of experience in marine research, teaching and consultancy having previously been employed as the Senior Ecological Economist at the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies at the University of Hull (2002-2019). Initially specialising in estuarine and marine biology, Daryl has broadened his research, teaching and consultancy expertise to include ecological economics, natural capital, ecosystem services, marine law and policy, ocean literacy and marine conservation and management. Daryl has a wealth of experience in managing and undertaking interdisciplinary projects, and has developed an international reputation for publishing and presenting his research. Daryl has secured research and consultancy funding from a range of public and private organisations, including the European Commission, UK Research Councils (e.g. Natural Environment Research Council), UK Government Departments (e.g. Defra), statutory agencies (e.g. Marine Management Organisation, Environment Agency), statutory nature conservation bodies (e.g. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Natural England), charities (e.g. The Wildlife Trusts), industry (e.g. RWE npower, Northumbrian Water) and academia (e.g. Universities of Aberdeen and East Anglia). Daryl has enthusiasm for the student experience and teaching, having taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students and was recently awarded Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Nationally, Daryl is a member of Defra’s Marine Social Science Task Group, a JNCC Business Associate, Seafish Expert Panel and locally he is the Chair of the Humber Nature Forum.

  • PhD by published work in Applied Marine Science, University of Hull, UK, 2016.
  • MSc Estuarine & Coastal Science & Management, University of Hull, UK, 2002.
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (2:1), University of Stirling, UK, 2001.
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, April 2019.

Daryl’s 2-page CV and full publications list can be accessed using the links below. Further details on his publications can be accessed using the Publications tab above.

Dr Daryl Burdon, Director


Daryl has developed a productive working relationship with a range of academics, researchers and independent consultants over the last 20 years. As and when required, Daryl Burdon Ltd. can bring together a bespoke interdisciplinary Project Team to meet the specific requirements of its clients.

Prof Tavis Potts, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Aberdeen. Expertise in environmental and policy research, community engagement and facilitation, and higher education.

Dr Emma McKinley, Research Fellow, Cardiff University. Expertise in stakeholder and community engagement, ocean literacy and non-monetary valuation of marine ecosystem services.

Dr Kate Gormley, Research Fellow in the School Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen and a Research Associate in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot Watt University.  Expertise in environmental marine management, analysis of offshore environmental data, GIS and mapping application development.

Dr Shona Thomson, Independent Consultant, Weybridge. Expertise in GIS and satellite imagery.

Prof Richard Barnes, Professor of International Law, Lincoln Law School, College of Social Science, University of Lincoln. Expertise in marine law and fisheries.

Prof Jonathan Atkins, Professor in Environmental Economics, Hull University Business School. Expertise in environmental economics, natural capital and ecosystem services.

Prof Mike Elliott, Research Professor, University of Hull and Director of IECS Ltd. Expertise in estuarine and coastal science and management, anthropogenic impacts, and marine policy.

Dr Anita Franco, Independent Consultant, Hull. Expertise in estuarine and marine ecology, with specialisation in fish ecology, monitoring strategies, data analysis and modelling. 

Steve Barnard, Director, Wolds Environmental Consulting Ltd., Beverley. Expertise in stakeholder engagement and the development of decision support tools.

Dr James Strong, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Expertise in marine habitat and species mapping and modelling.

Nick Cutts & Krystal Hemingway, Directors of Cutts & Hemingway Estuarine Ecology and Management (CHEEM) Ltd., South Cave.  Expertise in estuarine and marine ornithology, bird disturbance, EIA and estuarine management.

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