The majority of CGO Ecology's work is field-based, and focuses on the most active periods for wildlife: spring, summer and autumn. Winter tends to be a less busy time, taken up with report writing, general site assessments, licence returns and renewals, tenders, and sharing data with LRCs and NGOs.
Our calendar this year is quite busy, however, and in January 2012 we have been working on the following projects:
- Adder status assessment and monitoring design for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (on behalf of Natural England).
- Analysis of subfossil herpetofaunal remains from Late Pleistocene deposits in Taforalt Cave, Morocco.
- Risk Assessment for the western green lizard (Lacerta bilineata) in Great Britain, for Non-Native Species Secretariat (Defra).
- Site assessments and mitigation advice for sites in Bath (Somerset), Chichester (West Sussex), Salisbury (Wiltshire), Portland and Verwood (Dorset).
- Technical content for a manual of zooarchaeological methods, for English Heritage.
- Reporting and renewing licences with Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Countryside Council for Wales.
- Sharing 2011 data with Local Records Centres and respective NGOs.