East Pollokshields Surgery

  AEL was commissioned by Anderson, Bell + Christie architects to provide ecological support for BREEAM for the new East Pollokshields GP surgery. We worked closely with Mike Hyatt Landscape Architects and Anderson, Bell + Christie to devise and assess a scheme that could deliver biodiversity benefits within a tightly constrained urban site. During the surveys required for BREEAM, we
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Lesser horseshoe bat (© Jessicajil - Flickr)

Custom built bat house attracts maternity colony of Lesser horseshoe bats

A maternity colony of Lesser Horseshoe Bats (LHB) has successfully colonised and raised their young in a purpose built bat house designed by Applied Ecology Ltd only four months after it’s construction within Royal Arthur Park (RAP), near Corsham, Wiltshire. A total of 22 adult and young LHBs were present in the building in July 2014 and have been day
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Guidance for the Decommissioning of Onshore Wind Turbines

Research and Guidance for the Decommissioning of Onshore Wind Turbines, Scotland

Ecologists from AEL have been working with SLR Consulting to produce Best Practice Guidance in relation to the decommissioning of onshore wind turbines, as part of a research project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Renewables. We have been involved in a number of workshop events aimed at developers, planners and technical specialists where we sought to understand the
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Brown long-eared bat survey

AEL bat survey images: Brown long-eared bat

Applied Ecology Ltd is currently assisting a church near Peterborough with bat mitigation planning associated with the roof and internal structural repair. Below is a photograph of the brown long-eared bat identified by AEL during our initial inspection of the church.