Aluco Ecology  

Survey - Planning Solutions - Implementation

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Hay Meadow

A species rich Hay Meadow with national and international designations in Oxford

Habitat & Vegetation Surveys

Phase I and Extended Phase 1 habitat survey: Phase 1 surveys are the industry standard for habitat survey and mapping in the UK.  The methodology is frequently used for initial assessment purposes and Aluco Ecology provides an extended service to assess the evidence of, or potential for, protected species on the site.
Phase II habitat survey: Phase II surveys are more detailed than Phase I and concentrate on specific plant community types.  After a preliminary or Extended Phase I survey, detailed sampling can be used to record species composition and frequency.  The information is then considered against the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) system.
Hedgerow survey: Hedgerow surveys may be required to determine the status of a hedge under the Hedgerows Regulations 1997. 


Hazel Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius on a Survey in Hampshire

Photo taken under Licence

Species Surveys


At Aluco Ecology we offer a comprehensive survey and monitoring service to include all standard ecological survey methodologies.  Our capability includes:
  • Badgers
  • Bats
  • Reptiles 
  • Amphibians (for example Great Crested Newt)
  • Birds (Breeding, Wintering, Intertidal and Protected Species)
  • All other mammals (for example Dormouse, Water Vole, Otter)
  • Invertebrates
  • Other Protected species
We can also design and implement a full range of ecological monitoring strategies, for development and conservation projects.

Many surveys involve the presence of protected species, including a number of those in the bullet points above.