1. Fauna and Flora Surveys.
2. Cost Effective Biological Monitoring For:
Development applications and compliance with conditions of consent, including property subdivisions and industrial development applications.
Preparation, management and review of Statements of Environmental Effects (SEEs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Reviews of Environmental Factors (REFs).
Implementation of ecologically sustainable development (esd).
3. Expert Testimony in the NSW Law and Environment Court:
Provision of senior expertise for individual expert testimony.
Management of teams of expert witnesses in ecological and related disciplines.
4. Threatened Species Impact Assessments:
Eight-Part Tests and Species Impact Statements under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and Part 5A of NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1976. Equivalent assessments under Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1983 and Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
5. Threatened Species Management:
Formulation and implementation of recovery plans (incl. membership of recovery teams).
Ecological studies.
Searches for threatened species.
Mitigation measures for lessening the impacts of developments.
Preparation and review of Species Impact Statements.
Advice regarding Commonwealth and State threatened species legislation.
6. Vegetation Management:
Rehabilitation of cleared or degraded landscapes.
Management of vegetation remnants.
Vegetation Management Plans.
Conservation and protection of wildlife corridors.
7. Pest Species Management:
Bird hazard management at airports.
Vertebrate pest control strategies (e.g. bird species management in agricultural and urban areas).
Weed control and management.
8. Planting Wetlands and Dams:
Design and creation of habitats in and around wetlands and dams to make them suitable as habitat for native wildlife (e.g. shorebirds, waterfowl, frogs, fish and aquatic invertebrates).
9. Special Ecological Expertise Relating To Wildlife Groups:
Ambecol has general expertise in the ecology of most wildlife groups. However, high levels of expertise are available for the following groups:
Birds.
Frogs.
Mammals.
Reptiles.
Plants.
10. Special Ecological Expertise Relating To Habitats:
Riparian and foreshore vegetation.
NSW endangered ecological communities.
Urban/town landscapes (e.g. landscape subdivision, green belts, reserves such as golf courses).
Industrial landscapes.
Rural landscapes.
Arid and semi-arid environments.
Airports and defence lands.
Wetlands, lakes (saline, freshwater, ephemeral & permanent), rivers (including streams and creeks), ponds and estuaries.
Coastal plains (e.g. dunes, heaths).
Woodlands and forests.
Grasslands.
Mined landscapes.
11. Liaison With Environment and Conservation Authorities:
Commonwealth and State Government environment authorities (e.g. Environment Australia, National Parks & Wildlife Service, Environment Protection Agency, Dept. Urban Affairs & Planning, Dept. Land & Water Conservation, Vic Dept. Natural Resources & Environment).
Environment officers of local councils.
Government research institutions (e.g. CSIRO, Australian Antarctic Division).
Environment NGOs (e.g. World Wide Fund for Nature, Total Environment Centre, BirdLife International, Birds Australia, Wetlands International, Nature Conservation Council).
University departments of biology (ecology, zoology, botany, biological sciences).
12. Ecological Assessment of Site Contamination and Clean-up Procedures.
13. Design and Management of Computer Databases for Ecological Data.
14. Training Business, Community and University Groups:
Identification of wildlife, ecological principles, biological survey techniques.
Co-ordination of large-scale environmental data collection by community groups.
Preparation and publication of ecological articles in magazines, newsletters, company manuals and brochures.
15. Senior/Expert Review of Draft or Published Ecological Documents.
16. Biodiversity Issues:
At global, national and regional levels. Theoretical and applied concepts of biodiversity conservation.
17. Organisation of international, national, regional or special-interest environment conferences and workshops.