Who we are
ECAP Consultancy Group brings together senior environmental experts and natural resources specialists who are recognised in their fields. We have practical experience in marine, aquatic and terrestrial systems.  Our experience spans both private and government sectors, from work in the United States and the United Kingdom, Europe,  Africa, the Middle East and Far East. Our network of ECAP associates give us access to a range of experienced professionals including legal, economic, management and industrial fields. Our specialists bring in-depth industry and in-country knowledge and expertise, and are ready and available to work with you.

Joseph S. Ferris, PhD
Founder + Partner
As an ecologist and environmental scientist with over thirty years of experience, Joe's career has included work and studies in marine, aquatic and terrestrial environments, from temporate to tropical systems.

Director and Principal Scientist, Joe leads ECAP Group’s business development, project planning and delivery.  Specialties include cumulative impact assessment, adaptive management, ecological risk assessment and ecosystem-based management.
Bud M. Watson
(Jeter) Bud Watson, is an environmental attorney and environmental scientist. He was the first director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Virginia office, and in that capacity he participated in the drafting of the landmark Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. He holds memberships in the Virginia State Bar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Bar, Fourth Circuit of Court Appeals Bar, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.