Posts in Category: Ecology

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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Establishing the condition and monitoring baseline for non-SSSI Broad, Priority and Annex 1 Woodland Habitats in England and Wales

Client: Defra

We developed a condition monitoring methodology to gain an insight into and monitor the condition of non-statutory woodlands. The survey methodology was tested on 100 sample sites. The main outputs were a woodland condition assessment manual, survey database, regression analysis, project report and baseline condition data.

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Creating a provisional wood-pasture and parkland inventory for England

Client: Natural England

Wood-pasture and parkland inventoryOver a series of projects exeGesIS created a spatial inventory of wood pasture and parkland in England. Data were assessed against historic maps and aerial photography, as well as modern data sources. Ground truthing was undertaken in two regions. The resulting inventory mapped 156,838 ha of wood-pasture and parkland.

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Feasibility study for the development of a Connectivity Assessment Tool for Kent and Nord-Pas de Calais

Client: Kent County Council

Habitat connectivity assessmentexeGesIS were contracted to undertake a feasibility study on the development of a tool to assess functional ecological connectivity. This involved an assessment of user needs, a review of the available methods and approaches, a stakeholder workshop to identify the preferred options and the development of a functional specification.

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Marine intertidal habitat review and assessment

Client: Countryside Council for Wales

Marine intertidal habitat analysis softwareexeGesIS analysed Marine Intertidal Phase 1 data for the whole of Wales using the standard CCW Conservation Assessment Protocol and a bespoke database application in Microsoft Access. This application reads and analysis the original survey data to produce reports containing the results, measured against SSSI selection criteria.

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Habitat inventory data capture and processing

Client: Natural England / English Nature

Coastal Vegetated ShingleexeGesIS has produced habitat inventories for coastal vegetated shingle, saline lagoons, grassland and upland Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitats. These involved collating spatial data, capturing paper-based data, aerial photograph interpretation, ground truthing and processing available data to create standardised national datasets.

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Scoping Study and Pilot Survey of Upland Habitats

Client: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Upland habitat mapping in IrelandThis project involved the collation and evaluation of a suite of ecological datasets, the production of an indicative map of upland habitats, an investigation of upland field data collection options, and capturing all survey data to GIS.
 

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