Posts in Category: Habitat survey

Morfa Friog Coastal Realignment Project saltmarsh vegetation monitoring

Client: Natural Resources Wales

Morfa Friog saltmarsh monitoringExegesis was contracted to establish vegetation monitoring at a saltmarsh coastal realignment site. This required the collection of high resolution aerial imagery, quadrat based vegetation survey, mapping in GIS and production of a detailed report.

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Common cord-grass Spartina anglica and its management in estuarine Natura 2000 sites

Client: Natural England

Spartina anglica in Natura 2000 sites

exeGesIS were contracted to undertake a review of Spartina anglica in England’s Natura 2000 Sites. This covered its impacts on designated features, effects on accretion and erosion, distribution and extent, and a review of control techniques. A protocol was developed to monitor S. anglica and help identify any negative impact.

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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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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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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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