Summer Surveys - Species and Habitats

Posted by NewsletterLinks on 08/02/2011
See what surveys are in season now!

Wichelstowe Contract 4 Delivers Biodiversity Gain and Access to Nature

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 07/21/2011
July sees the completion of Contract 4 at Wichelstowe. Contract 4 included the construction of roads and associated structures between East Wichel and Mill Lane (including a section of the Croft Road to Hay Land Link Road, the Central Distributor Road and the bus and cycle STAr route), a 1km stretch of canal, amenity lakes and attenuation ponds, two wildlife ponds and a noise attenuation bund. It is a prime example of the successful delivery of green infrastructure, which has been carefully planned to maximise opportunities for biodiversity and the benefits are already being seen. Contract 4 also enhances the opportunities for people to gain access to nature through the improvement of existing bridleways and footpaths and also the provision of new footpaths around the lakes and alongside the canal.

Localism and Community Renewables

Posted by Rod Ellison on 07/20/2011
Will the localism bill enable community renewable energy project - potentially!

ISIS – A new approach for identifying invertebrate assemblages

Posted by Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 07/11/2011
ISIS is the methodology devised and used to aid conservation management in Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), specifically by establishing the presence/absence and quality of specific Species Assemblage Types. However, as a tool for analysing species lists it has numerous other uses.

Summer Invertebrates around Ecosulis Head Office in Newton St Loe, Bath

Posted by Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 07/11/2011
Some interesting records of invertebrates around the Ecosulis head office as recorded by our in-house entomologist Mike Williams.

Emerging Approach to Conservation Off-Setting and Countywide Biodiversity Planning

Posted by Rod Ellison on 07/08/2011
Various approaches, for instance conservation offsetting, green Infrastructure design, the countywide management of biodiversity require that biodiversity and ecosystem services are assigned a value - does this have to be a monetary value or does MCA maybe provide a more appropriate tool?

Ecosulis Deliver in Devon and Cornwall

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 07/08/2011
Since opening our Exeter office 12 months ago Ecosulis’s presence in the south west has continued to grow. We have secured a number of large projects for various clients across a range of sectors. Here is a selection of examples:

Key Aspects of the Localism Bill

Posted by Rod Ellison on 07/06/2011
Localism aims to devolve power from central government to communities. What power will communities gain?

Latest Research Papers

Posted by on 07/04/2011
Five papers relating to biodiversity indicators and measuring biodiversity.

DECC - Microgeneration Strategy

Posted by matt wilby on 07/01/2011
DECC has just launched their microgeneration strategy. Is it a roadmap to grid parity or an aspirational document which leaves fiscal matters to the pending FIT review?

Ecosulis Review: Local Nature Partnerships

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 06/28/2011
Is £1 million enough to secure Local Nature Partnerships and does this undermine the Governments proposals to develop a Green Economy?

Ecosulis Review: The Natural Choice - Securing the Value of Nature

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 06/28/2011
The White Paper has a number of implications for citizens, businesses, local authorities, farmers and landowners, schools and environmental organisations. In this review Ecosulis summarise how the Government want us all to contribute to Big Society.