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My first year with Babec Ecological Consultants

January 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Alex Matthams | Assistant Ecologist My first survey season with Babec has been a busy and exciting one. Travelling the length and breadth of the south-east I have been on many fascinating surveys and sites filled with the very [...]

Sometimes the old techniques are still the most appropriate

January 30th, 2017|Tags: , |

Much was made of Natural England’s 2014 decision to authorise the use of eDNA for determining the presence or likely absence of great crested newts. And rightly so, as if used appropriately this technique has the potential to save clients [...]

Beginners luck? An assistant ecologists top 5 survey moments of 2016

September 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |

It’s been a busy summer with many interesting projects on the go at once. To tackle the survey season head on, Babec brought two assistant ecologists on board, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. The [...]

Use of tree climbing to identify bat roosts in trees

April 16th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Identifying bat roosts in trees presents several challenges for ecological consultants. The traditional survey process of undertaking ground level tree assessments followed by emergence and return to roost surveys of potential roosting features has several notable limitations. In this article, [...]