Ecology

Most development proposals have the potential to make an impact on biodiversity through loss of habitat or by significantly affecting environments for the species that rely on them. We undertake ecology surveys and deliver cost-effective, innovative solutions to mitigate impacts on local habitats for all terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine environments.

Enabling development, protecting habitats

By advising on positive measures to promote or protect existing biodiversity, and on how to mitigate unavoidable impacts of proposed developments, we help clients to secure all required consents and permits to allow projects to proceed.   

With over 25 years of global experience, we’re experts in overcoming complex ecological issues and steering the planning process. 

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Our expertise

  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Mammal and bird ecology
  • Freshwater and marine ecology
  • Habitat and invasive species management
  • Conservation legislation and plans
  • Field surveys
  • Management plans
  • Baseline surveys
  • Biodiversity impact assessments
  • Biodiversity offsets
  • Site appraisals
  • Protected species surveys
  • Habitat surveys
  • Habitat mapping
  • Designated area condition surveys

Explore insights

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    This time last year, Australia was already in the grip of one of the worst fire seasons ever.

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  • A new approach to great crested newt licensing delivers benefits all round

    Ceridwyn Adkins, Principal Ecologist looks at the benefits of District Licensing, Natural England’s new approach to authorising developments affecting great crested newts, a species suffering dramatic declines in their populations.

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Rivendale Holiday Park, Derbyshire
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Finley Solar Farm
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Bushmead redevelopment
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Ballough AGI Bypass
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Queensland Country Bank Stadium
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Lidl, Hythe
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Golden Valley Mill
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Powys schools
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Ringaskiddy Container Terminal
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Royal Haslar, Gosport
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Minke Whale, ORJIP study
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MeyGen Tidal Energy Project, Phase 1
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Marine Renewable Energy Strategic Framework (MRESF)
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Hornsea Projects One, Two and Three
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A3 Hindhead
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Skibbereen Regional Water Supply Scheme
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Race Bank offshore wind farm
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Moy wind farm
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M4 Corridor around Newport
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Kincraig-Dalraddy A9 upgrade
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Heathland Wind Farm
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PFAS investigation and remediation
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Equinor Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Program
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Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and spill modelling for ExxonMobil Newfoundland offshore exploration drilling
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Western Sydney Airport
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Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Oil Spill Modelling
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Enbridge Mackenzie River Water Quality (WQ) Modelling
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Port Coogee
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Elizabeth Quay
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Bruce Highway upgrade
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