In the UK there are 6 different species of reptile; three snakes and three lizards. These animals play an important role in proper ecosystem functioning through controlling insect and rodent population numbers. Reptiles are also a source of food for many animals including hedgehogs, badgers and birds, but unfortunately all populations in the UK are … Continue reading Reptile Surveys – A Brief Guide
A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, or PEA, is the initial scoping assessment of an area of land, for its potential to support protected species, based on the habitats it supports and signs of protected species. PEA’s are required to inform what further surveys for protected species are required, as part of the planning process. The aim … Continue reading What is a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)?
As an ecologist you are going to need some reference books. But with SO MANY books out there, how do you know where to spend your money and get the most out of it? Number one on our recommendation list is How to Become an Ecological Consultant by Sue Searle. It’s full of tips and … Continue reading Ecology Book Reviews