Analysis of ecological data

We use contemporary statistical techniques to test ecological hypotheses and support conservation action.  We work on a variety of topics but have particular expertise in the ecology and conservation of North America's birds.  We are experienced in assessments of population size and trend, distribution and habitat use, demographic analyses using mark-recapture techniques, studies of nest survival and many other topics in applied ecology and conservation.  See examples of recent projects. 

Design and implementation of wildlife and habitat surveys

An understanding of the distribution and abundance of wildlife is a prerequisite for sound management. Our company employs rigorous principles of survey design to develop wildlife surveys that meet clients’ needs. Our extensive experience with design and delivery of monitoring programs ensures cost-effectiveness and reliability of results.  We carry out surveys for birds and other wildlife in ecosystems ranging from southern Ontario to the High Arctic.  See examples of our recent work. 

Conservation planning and assessments

We work with government and ENGO clients to design conservation strategies for birds and their habitats in a wide range of environments.  We have participated actively in wildlife conservation in Canada for more than a decade and lead consultant Dr. Paul Smith is an international figure in the conservation of Arctic birds.  Our familiarity with the current issues, policies and science of wildlife conservation ensures that recommendations are both relevant and defensible.  See some examples of our recent work. 

Desktop and field studies of Species at Risk

Species continue to be added to Federal and provincial schedules of Species at Risk, and obligations for species’ protection under these acts are significant.  We have extensive experience carrying out desktop screenings to identify Species at Risk at sites throughout Canada, and carry out field surveys for Species At Risk throughout Ontario. See examples of recent work. 

Planning and carrying out field work in remote locations

Carrying out ecological field work in remote locations presents unique scientific opportunities, but also logistical challenges and safety concerns.  We have more than a decade of experience planning and carrying out field work in some of the most remote reaches of Canada’s North.  We offer an informed perspective on the logistics of carrying out field work in Canada’s North, and can assist with the design and delivery of research or cinematography expeditions.  See examples of our recent work.