We have a long track record in applying scientific methods to address practical ecological issues for a wide range of clients. These include central & devolved governments, Defra, government agencies, developers, agricultural bodies, agrochemical companies and universities.
Research is also carried out for government departments in support of policy development. This includes field experiments to develop and test new methods for habitat management and restoration in arable, grassland and upland landscapes. A major area of expertise is in assessing the outcomes of management practices at a national scale, for example as part of the process of evaluating the success of agri-environment schemes in benefiting biodiversity.
Our core skills include:
Our laboratories also provide specialist supporting services such as soil seed bank analysis and plant root scanning.