Ecology and Biodiversity

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Preserving Precious Ecology, Habitat and Flora

ByrneLooby has extensive experience in the Middle East, UK and Ireland, conducting specialist ecological and biodiversity surveys and monitoring and reporting for various projects in the terrestrial, marine and freshwater environment.  We provide baseline ecological information, identify opportunities and constraints, and provide a practical approach towards applying government legislation and environmental policy.  Our analysis supports projects from concept design to post-project monitoring and evaluation.

We provide ecological services for various clients across a range of sectors:

  • Development projects (infrastructure on land and sea)
  • Industry and manufacturing companies (steel, oil and gas, plastics)
  • Utilities (water, electricity, oil, gas)
  • Renewable energy industry 
  • Waste sector (closed landfill sites, USC plants, disused quarry sites)
  • Aquaculture (farms)
  • Government agencies, regulators and councils

We work with developers and regulatory authorities to provide cost-effective solutions for environmental compensation, ranging from educational initiatives to habitat enhancement schemes. Our experts look to provide practical value-driven approaches to progress projects, understanding the required balance between ecological and developmental goals. Our specialist aquatic ecology team are PADI-dive-certified. 

Our specialist services cover a range of ecology disciplines as follows:

  • Ecological impact studies and ecological assessments
  • Protected Species Surveys
  • Marine Mammal Monitoring
  • Ecological protection and monitoring
  • Ecological management plan, including watercourses and floodplains
  • Water, soil and sediment quality
  • Plant and animal species inventories, including protected and invasive species
  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Permitting and licensing
  • Ecosystems and habitat mapping
  • Ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration, including riverbanks and coastal ecosystems
  • Development of mitigation and compensation measures

 

 

Expertise In-Depth

• Appropriate Assessment (AA)
• Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)
• Coral and seagrass monitoring, plankton ecology monitoring, macrobenthic in-fauna monitoring.
• Development of mitigation and compensation measures
• Dolphin, dugong, whale and turtle monitoring, intertidal fauna and sand morphology,
• Doppler profiling
• Drop Down Videoing (DDV) assessment
• EcIA, (Ecological Impact Assessment), ecological auditing and due diligence
• Environmental feasibility study
• Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)
• Marine and seabed communities sampling
• Marine ecological impact studies assessment
• Marine ecology baseline report
• Marine habitat mapping
• Measures and plans to protect SAC (Special Areas of Conservation) or national heritage areas
• Natura Impact Statement (NIS)
• Phase 1 Habitat surveys
• Scuba diving surveying and transects
• Shoreline composition surveys and sediment analysis
• Surveys & monitoring: habitat, botanical, aquatic freshwater flora, winter water bird, terrestrial bird, benthic macroinvertebrate, analysis of shellfish data
• Terrestrial ecological impacts studies assessment

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