In the wide sea, Is life. There, there must the first process be. There in the little all begin... (Goethe, 1831).
Sea-nature Studies offers specialist expertise in benthic ecology (species, communities, habitats) and is an independent, sole-trader, marine environmental services business based in Hampshire, in the UK. With 25 years+ experience to draw on from a variety of sectors including offshore windfarms, oil and gas and marine aggregrates, Sea-nature listens, advises, delivers.
The business is primarily focused on data analysis, interpretation and reporting but includes GIS mapping services as well as small-scale fieldwork projects covering intertidal, saltmarsh, lagoon and sublittoral habitats. In addition, Sea-nature can produce a shadow Habitats Regulations Assessment (sHRA) should you require.
Please request a quote for any and all marine ecological work in the above contexts.
Undertaking a self-funded PhD by publication centred on investigating a non-native species of lugworm now found on the south coast of the UK and looking in detail at its morphology, distribution, life history and ecology and how it may be influencing habitat structure and functioning in intertidal areas. I therefore split my time between this research and undertaking freelance work as Sea-nature Studies. As such Sea-nature Studies also specialises in offering a service to any projects particularly concerned with marine non-native species.
In addition, I am currently the Website Officer for the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (as with all small societies, this is a voluntary role).
Some background information and more detail is available here.
Don't Judge Species On Their Origins
Davis, M.A., Chew, M.K., Hobbs, R.J., Lugo, A.E., Ewel, J.J., Vermeij, G.J., Brown, J.H., Rosenzweig, M.L., Gardener, M.R., Carroll, S.P., Thompson, K., Pickett, S.T., Stromberg, J.C., Del Tredici, P., Suding, K.N., Ehrenfeld, J.G., Grime, J.P., Mascaro, J. and Briggs, J.C. (2011). Don't judge species on their origins. Nature, 474, 153–154. doi: 10.1038/474153a.
Sea-nature Studies points, paths and patterns data-narratives in a framework of facts shining a light on the marine mosaic.