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Dr Arnaud Duranel to speak at Hydrogeology of Peat meeting

20th June 2016 - Dr Arnaud Duranel, Senior Ecologist at Thomson Ecology will be speaking at the National Meeting organised by the Geological Society and the British Hydrological Society, on the Hydrogeology of Peat, at the University of Birmingham on 7th July. Read more

Peregrine falcons observed on viaduct survey

9th June 2016 - Thomson Ecology was commissioned by Network Rail to ascertain the presence of any nesting birds, in particular peregrine falcons, (Falco peregrinus) on a viaduct in North Yorkshire. Read more

Newt surveys - necessary…. and exciting!

6th June 2016 - It is at this time of year that GCN eggs and larvae can be found in ponds and water bodies. Finding species during survey work is normally very exciting for our junior ecologists, and even more so for our team of graduates who are in training. Read more

TIM now being used on all projects

1st June 2016 - Thomson Interactive Mapping (TIM) is now available for use on all projects managed by Thomson Ecology. Read more

Habitat creation for pollinators shown to benefit food production

24th May 2016 - Turning just a small percentage of commercial farmland into habitat for pollinators actually increases some yields, despite the loss of land in production. Read more

Thomson Ecology to undertake ancient woodland baseline surveying for Natural Resources Wales

13th May 2016 - Thomson Ecology has been commissioned to undertake this year’s Ancient Woodland Baseline Surveying for Natural Resources Wales. Read more

Welsh forestry breeding bird surveys underway

20th April 2016 - Thomson Ecology are currently conducting breeding bird surveys on behalf of Natural Resources Wales in Planted Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) throughout the country. Read more

Air spade investigations

4th April 2016 - Thomson Ecology’s arboriculture team carried out an investigation into tree root distribution using an air spade - a hand-held tool that uses a high speed, high pressure flow of air to displace soil around roots without damaging them. Read more

Thomson to speak at Kier ecology day

4th April 2016 - In collaboration with members of the Kier supply chain, Thomson Ecology and Thomson Habitats have been invited to speak at a training day for the Kier environmental team on Tuesday 5th April. Read more

National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016 to 2021 published

1st April 2016 - The UK Government has just published its National Infrastructure Delivery Plan which sets out its plans for economic, housing and social infrastructure over the next five years. Read more

Views on Natural England's European protected species policy consultation

31st March 2016 - Thomson Ecology's Technical Director, Richard Arnold, gives his opinion on Natural England's European protected species policy consultation, and its policies. Read more