Monitoring and surveys

Terrestrial ecology

Terrestrial ecology is the study of all life on land and the interactions of biotic and abiotic factors. This includes plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fungi and soil-dwelling organisms. Our specialists have specific knowledge about these species, their special interactions and their conservation and protection.

Wildlife is all around us, from forests to meadows, urban parks to field margins, and also in your own back garden. Each ecosystem has its own unique species and diversity.

Communities to ecosystem

In recent years, there has been increasing attention for the relationships between insects and soil diversity, as well as with breeding meadow birds. The loss of species in one group can have a major impact on the species that depend on it, and ultimately on the entire ecosystem. Each ecosystem is unique and understanding it requires an indepth knowledge and inquisitive interest, something that our terrestial ecologists have in abundance.

Advice and monitoring

Our specialists work in diverse areas. We map vegetation of beautiful nature reserves and also carry out surveys of rare and protected species in urban areas and along roadside verges. We advise on matters relating to terrestrial ecology in developments, management measures or when aiming to increase biodiversity.