Baker Consultants is the leading consultancy offering ecoacoustic survey methods for biodiversity assessment. We use cutting-edge hardware and analysis techniques to capture acoustic data on habitats and species – allowing us to determine biodiversity conditions and ecosystem health on land, in the soil, and in freshwaters.
Our ecoacoustic team is highly experienced in using the latest technology to gather robust, defensible data on a range of species and habitats, on land, in freshwater, and within soil. Innovation and robust science is at the heart of what we do, and Baker Consultants is at the forefront of developing these methods in the UK and globally, actively developing innovative new guidance.
Our ecoacoustics service can be applied to development-related projects within an Environmental Impact Assessment framework, but is also particularly useful for long-term monitoring projects, such as for Biodiversity Net Gain, rewilding, conservation or agri-environment schemes.
Our team are highly experienced in a wide range of areas, from individual species and habitat experts to public inquiry aficionados, and from protected species license-holders to data analysis buffs. Innovation and commercial awareness are at the heart of what we do.
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Whether you’ve just discovered a protected species (bat/badger/great crested newts) and need some immediate advice to allow work to carry on, or are at the early stages of your project and need to understand how to design for BNG as well as get the best planning outcome, Baker Consultants can help. We will work with you to navigate the legal processes for the whole duration of your development and provide you with robust, scientific, commercially-minded consultancy. Hands dirty or desk bound, our team is ready to take your call: 01629 593958 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew kicked-off 2024 with some home renovations and another visit to Rothamsted Research for more ecoacoustics research with his colleagues.
Meg Skinner provides an insight into her first six months as an Invertebrate Ecologist at Baker Consultants.
The involvement and contribution made by Baker Consultants has been considerable.
Andrew Baker contributed to the legal team with insightful expert witness advice that has been key in helping the RHS bring its counter-argument forwards.
Principal Surveyor, RHS
Baker Consultant’s approach was critical to our success.
This was a major triumph for the team and Baker Consultant’s approach of seamless integration of access and recreation consultancy on one hand and ecology on the other was critical to our success.
QC Legal Counsel at CEG
Securing residential development for Bramshill House was a major achievement.
Baker Consultants played a key role in turning around Natural England’s initial objection to the scheme into active support for the development at the inquiry.
City & Country’s Associated Director