Publications

Species Focus: Great Crested Newts

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 03/13/2014
Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

Invertebrates on Trees

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 03/13/2014
Trees are great for invertebrates, we’re often told – but where are they all? Almost all trees have invertebrates living on them somewhere, but the number of species, different species and what they use them for depends on a variety of factors, including tree species, age, height, fungal growth and the presence of certain features, such as rot holes and crevices. Almost anywhere on a tree can provide a home or a food source to invertebrates.

Great Crested Newt Mitigation and Green Infrastructure

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 02/05/2014
Funding habitat creation and enhancements within areas known to support great crested newts could be a more effective use of resources for their long-term conservation.

Great crested newt under threat – our surveyors take precautions

Posted by Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 02/04/2014
Two diseases are threatening our British amphibian fauna, including the great crested newt. 

Ecosulis director recognised as a leading UK ecological consultant

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 01/20/2014
Dr Alan Feest helps advance Ecosulis's ecological consultancy and research and development capability by obtaining one of the first Chartered Ecologist awards. 

Gibraltar Bird Survey and Ringing

Posted by Marc Anderton on 01/13/2014
The ringing and survey of birds provides invaluable information about population changes and dynamics. Its also an important hobby for ornithology enthusiasts. 

Money Really Can Grow on Trees!

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 10/29/2013
Natural capital is directly linked to Ecosystem services, which is the value of ecosystems on economies, society and biodiversity. It is important to consider the overall value of green spaces and natural, habitats not just to biodiversity but to flood alleviation, recreation and food production to name a few.

Encounters with Oil Beetles

Posted by Michael Williams on 10/29/2013
Oil Beetles discovered in the Bristol region by our enthusiastic invertebrate specialists. 

Engaging People in Biodiversity Issues

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 09/30/2013
while it is important to make people more aware of biodiversity issues it is also vital that they are given the right advice and guidance in order to ensure that their involvement has the best possible positive impact on the environment. A recent publication by Defra contributes to this debate to encourage people to habe the highest level of concern for the environment and to become actively involved. 

Habitat Creation and Restoration Potential

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 09/30/2013
It can be difficult to assess where habitat creation and restoration will be beneficial and most effective. The aim of Biodiversity 2020 is to increase priority habitats around the country by at least 200,000 ha. This should be achieved by  habitat restoration and also habitat creation to reverse the decline in protected/notable species populations, and encouraging biodiversity.

Breeding Bird Survey 2012

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 09/30/2013
The Breeding Bird Survey is a nationwide survey supported by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). As well as monitoring the population of birds, this survey also serves as a way of assessing the overall health of the countryside in general.

Nature and Good Spatial Planning

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 09/30/2013
The RSPB, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management and the Royal Town Planning Institute have published a report highlighting the importance of spatial planning and offering recommendations in order to ensure that development is sustainable and enhances the natural environment.