Posts in Category: Biodiversity

Understanding the impact of invasive non-native species on protected sites

Client: Natural England

Invasive non-native species on protected sitesexeGesIS were contracted to investigate the distribution of non-native species on protected sites in England, to help develop a programme of work to tackle Invasive Non-Native Species. Large scale data analysis was used to determine which protected site each species occurred within. We also reviewed data flow within Natural England.

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Documentation of the NBN REST API

Client: Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Documenting the NBN REST web servicesexeGesIS was contracted by the JNCC to provide documentation for the REST API. This was aimed at hobbyist programmers and included a ‘cookbook’ showing how to make a REST call and interpret the response.
 

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Using HBSMR to record Local Wildlife Site data

Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council

CW&C LWS data in HBSMRCheshire West and Chester Council completed the task of creating a new register of locally designated wildlife sites. The new list was to be stored and managed in HBSMR, which had been in use by the Cheshire Historic Environment Record since 2002. exeGesIS was contracted to develop and install the necessary customisations.

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Definition and mapping of open mosaic habitats on previously developed land: phase 2 testing methods and developing the habitat inventory

Client: Defra

The hoverfly Xylota sylvarumWe identified the key features and enhanced knowledge of the distribution of UK BAP Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land. This involved the development of a survey methodology and a survey of 98 sites to identify OMH habitat, including a survey of invertebrates on 50 - the largest single survey of its kind in the UK.

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Species Observations and Vegetation Recording Module

Client: GBNL (a consortium of Dutch conservation organisations)

Species observation and vegetation recording module for the Conservation Management System CMSiThe observations and vegetation mapping module for CMSi was developed to allow managers to integrate wildlife records and vegetation surveys with their site data. This covers site monitoring projects, incidental records, data browsing and filtering, and includes a sophisticated report wizard.

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