Monitoring design & implementation

Ecoplan Australia can design and implement informative and cost-effective monitoring programs based on scientifically tested techniques. We train managers in the use of monitoring techniques, and coordinate cooperative monitoring programs.

Knowledge of wildlife responses to development projects can enable their smooth progression, and guide the implementation of impact mitigation strategies. Similarly, monitoring enables managers to assess the efficacy of management actions and apply adaptive management principles to improve management approaches.

Ecoplan Australia has the expertise to design and execute ecological survey and monitoring programs ranging from small-scale to large-scale, in habitats ranging from coastal to alpine ecosystems and agricultural landscapes. We use robust, scientifically tested monitoring methods and maintain a wide range of survey equipment.

We have experience in implementing traditional wildlife monitoring techniques (e.g., transect survey methodologies such as distance sampling, faecal pellet counts and catch-per-unit-effort surveys), as well as utilising modern, innovative advances in monitoring techniques (e.g., remote infrared camera trapping, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), thermal imaging and detection dogs).

We are also experienced in assessing and monitoring impacts using a variety of techniques (e.g., differential exclosures, fauna trapping and longitudinal vegetation surveys). Importantly, we use, site- and species-specific monitoring techniques. In addition, we have the tools to map species distributions to enhance strategic management.

Contact us to discuss how our monitoring services may assist you in achieving your management or research objectives.

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