EMEC Ecology has experience of undertaking a broad and varied range of terrestrial invertebrate surveys for several clients that include other ecological consultancies, large multi-national companies, local councils and Natural England. A number of our projects have included reserves managed by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. EMEC invertebrate ecologists offer a broad range of services to meet your needs, examples of which are:
EMEC invertebrate ecologists carry out all their survey work to best practice following methods developed and recommended by Natural England.
Methods for surveying and sampling terrestrial invertebrates include:
The samples are then preserved and identified in the laboratory following completion of the survey work. Most identification is possible in-house by our own invertebrate specialists but, as part of the Association of Wildlife Trusts Consultancies (AWTC), EMEC Ecology has access to the collective knowledge of a large group of experienced invertebrate surveyors who have expertise in different taxonomic groups who can assist where necessary.
Survey reports and mitigation plans are required for development projects that could affect protected species, as part of obtaining planning permission or a mitigation licence. Surveys need to show whether protected species are present in the area or nearby, and how they use the site. Mitigation plans show how you'll avoid, reduce or manage any negative effects to protected species.
Following the invertebrate survey results, specific advice suitable for the proposed works and the species found can be provided. This may include advice on suitable planting schemes in order to encourage specific species, or specific management regimes and timings of the work to promote diversity.
Our invertebrate surveyors are able to undertake terrestrial invertebrate surveys throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and further afield including the whole of the East Midlands and throughout the United Kingdom.
If you require a terrestrial invertebrate survey, then the invertebrate ecologists at EMEC Ecology are here to meet your needs in a cost effective and timely manner. Please get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 964 4828 to discuss your needs.