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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 24/06/2013

There is a lack of baseline data regarding soil biodiversity, which means that it is almost 
impossible to determine what impact pressures such as climate change, agricultural 
intensification or soil erosion are having on soil species. However, the little evidence that 
does exist, for example from studies of mushroom species, suggests that the current rapid 
rate of extinction of species living above the ground is mirrored below ground.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Soil biodiversity

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 28/05/2013

The new State of Nature report outlines the fact that far more species are declining than increasing in the UK, including many of our favourite species. Some are even faced with extinction. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 23/05/2013

Renewable energy schemes are controversial, and usually require a range of ecology surveys. There is a lot of scope to incorporate ecological enhancements within renewable energy schemes and increase opportunities for wildlife.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: biodiversity | Ecological Enhancement | Renewable Energy

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 23/05/2013

Natural England has improved its current regulation system for great crested newt licensing, by simplifying the process  in a move designed to see more newt licence applications receiving a licence on first submission of the application.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) ACIEEM on 15/04/2013

One of the most important European networks of protected wildlife sites has been valued at €300bn a year.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Great Crested Newts | Natura 2000 | Valuing Nature

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Posted by: Suzi Day on 12/04/2013

Members of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management have now successfully  petitioned Her Majesty the Queen for a Royal Charter.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 22/03/2013

Ecologists always encourage the use of native plant species within landscape plans for schemes, as these usually provide the most benefit to wildlife. Research by scientists at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that the presence of exotic, non-native trees and shrubs is having a negative impact on bird populations in British parks, therefore supporting the recommendation to keep plant species British when designing schemes. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | ecological consultants | native planting

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 22/03/2013

A new five-step process has now been developed that can inform effective planning to protect and enhance the value of urban green spaces.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: biodiversity gain | Green Infrastructure | human health

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Posted by: Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 12/03/2013

The need for an ecosystem function approach to the measurement of biodiversity and the development of a common currency for measuring is expressed and compared to the results published by Butchardt et al. (2010) and Vačkář et al. (2012).

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 07/03/2013

Natural England is launching a detailed great crested newt survey programme across England. The information from this large scale project will provide a high resolution population distribution model for England

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt survey

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