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Why we shouldn’t breathe easy

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The world’s tropical forests are often referred to as the ‘lungs of the planet’, taking up carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. However, these vast, green, breathing spaces may be running out of puff.  Read More

Ecology shouldn’t be an afterthought!

Friday, October 27, 2017

The ecology of a site can often be forgotten about in the planning of a development until it is late on in the process. Early consideration and correct timing can result in faster acceptance of planning applications.  Read More

Going…going…gone?

Friday, July 28, 2017

A 2015 study has shown that Earth has entered an era of mass extinction - unparalleled since the dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago along with 75% of all life.  Read More

Do trees and hedges really clean our air?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the point is of having street trees or roadside hedgerows? Well, apart from providing an important habitat for breeding and foraging birds and insects, and providing attractive and calming places for people, they also play an important role in protecting us from pollution. Read More

The power of nature…

Friday, June 16, 2017

We invented the wheel, the computer, have mastered flight and even landed on the moon, but are we really the most powerful species? Read More

Combining surveys saves time and money for your project

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

At Thomson Ecology, we are keen to assist our clients from the first email or telephone conversation right through to the end of a project, and beyond. We understand the ecological constraints that you have on site and we want to ensure that planning consent is achieved, as well as saving you time and money. Read More

Reptile Personalities

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I have always been interested in the subject of animal behaviour and find the growing research into the ecological impacts of behaviour and personality an interesting development within the field of ecology. Whilst most of this research focuses heavily on larger mammals, particularly primates, there is behavioural research available on some of the smaller, less charismatic species that we encounter regularly as ecologists in the UK. The common lizard, (Lacerta vivipara) is an example of such a species.  Read More