About Us

The Ecology Centre, in Letterfrack, Co. Galway, is the training arm of Aster Environmental Consultants.

Our mission statement is “To offer world-class training for professionals in ecology and environment ”.

Marie Louise Heffernan

Marie Louise Heffernan – Director of The Ecology Centre

Marie Louise is a chartered environmentalist with the Society of the Environment UK and a training provider for, and full member of, the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM).

She has worked as an environmental consultant ecologist since 1997 establishing Aster Environmental Consultants in 2002 and the Ecology Centre in 2012. She was formerly a biochemist and briefly a farm planner and has interests in bird ecology, landscape management, riverine ecology, freshwater ecosystems, wild food foraging and in sustainability.

The ecology centre has a panel of experts to give courses these include to date: entomologists, chiropterologists, ornithologists and horticulturists. If you have something unique to offer…contact us.