Specialist Freshwater Surveys
Scott Cawley ecologists are frequently called upon to carry out baseline surveys of lakes, rivers, stream and other wetland habitats. Standard surveys used to establish the condition of rivers and lakes such as freshwater invertebrate sampling are regularly undertaken by our staff whilst specialist surveys such as electrofishing, netting and trapping are carried out with the help of our Panel of Specialists.
Specialist surveys include:
Freshwater invertebrate sampling;
Habitat suitability assessment for lamprey and salmonid species;
White-clawed crayfish surveys, trapping and translocation.
River corridor surveys.
We also have considerable experience in dealing with assessment of impacts on Freshwater Pearl Mussel (protected under Annex II and IV of the EC Habitats Directive and also the Wildlfe Acts) and work alongside the most experienced malacologists in Ireland in advising clients on how to address potential impacts on this species.
15th Feb 2017: Temperatures are still mild. Tits and Jackdaws already breeding and any hedgerow removal should be preceded by approporiate surveys to ensure compliance with Wildlife Acts. HIbernation surveys for bats still valid despite mild days. Early spring woodland flowers already started and frogspawn noted in some sites but main breeding surge does not seem to have started yet.
We are looking for an ECOLOGIST with 1-3 years ecological consultancy experience. Do you have ecological consultancy experience? Are you a MCIEEM member (or eligible to be one)? Know your Festuca from your Fallopia? Get in touch!!