Research

Conservation, restoration and native ecosystem rebuilding a challenge We are constantly learning how to do it better

Ecosystem field-based reference study

Rebuilding/reclaiming/restoring native ecosystems or habitats requires understanding of how those site conditions match the local site conditions to maximize rebuilt and urban native ecosystem interactions. (Interactions maximize native habitat health and resilience). This is the field study and it includes hydrologies; edaphic, geomorphic and biotic conditions; water and soil chemistry; biodiversity, and other factors. This data is used to determine which local species are best used to re-vegetate local areas

Site monitoring

Assessing ecosystem or habitat development after installation. This includes wetlands, grasslands and forests, or any combination. Data collected is project dependent, and can include many or fewer components, depending upon the client’s needs. It includes focuses on vegetation, phytometers, native : non-native species ratios, etc.; fertility, salinity, carbon storage, pollutant, etc; soil microbial, structure, etc.; aquatics community, and others.