Entries by Debbie Porter

The Expert Witness’ View On The Ecological Assessment Of Air Quality

In the Summer 2020 edition of the Expert Witness Journal, Baker Consultants’ Managing Director, Andrew Baker, discusses the ecological assessment of air quality and the need for multi-disciplinary expert witnesses. Andrew has long experience in giving evidence as an expert witness in a number of different public inquiry cases.  He is often called upon by […]


Watch Now: Online Webinar On Using Bioacoustics For Field Survey

Baker Consultants’ Technical Director Carlos Abrahams led a webinar for the Institute of Acoustics on the subject of ‘Using Bioacoustics For Field Survey’ earlier in the month. For those of you who weren’t able to tune in live, this session is now available online here: Carlos is a leading figure pioneering the development of bioacoustics methods in […]

Baker Consultants Appointed Ecology Consultancy to Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN)

Baker Consultants’ has been appointed as an Ecology Consultancy to Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) covering areas of Central & Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire. Scottish Power service over 3.5 million homes across their network, through a distribution network of over 30,000 substations and over 40,000km of overhead lines and 65,000 km […]

Online Webinar: Using Bioacoustics For Field Survey, 21 July

Baker Consultants’ Technical Director Carlos Abrahams is leading another webinar later this month on ‘Using Bioacoustics For Field Survey’ for the Institute of Acoustics.  To be held online at 2pm on 21 July, this session promises to be a great introduction for people to engage in acoustics to help them understand how they can add […]

Identification of Different Song Types For Male European Nightjars

Baker Consultants’ Stephen Docker and Technical Director Carlos Abrahams worked together with Andrew Lowe of the Birklands Ringing Group to develop a methodology for the identification of two distinct song types for male European Nightjars. For the study, unattended acoustic recording devices were placed at a Nightjar study site in Nottinghamshire sampling vocalisations of the […]

Online Training Webinar: Automated Recording Of Bird Assemblages, 2 July

On 2 July Baker Consultants’ Technical Director Carlos Abrahams is leading a webinar as part of a programme of tutorials by WILDLABS that brings together a worldwide community of conservationists, technologists, engineers and data scientists. The session will examine how to perform automated recording of bird assemblages where delegates will be taken through a series […]

The St Osyth Priory Development Offers First Dwellings For Sale

The Sargeant Family acquired St Osyth Priory in 1999 with the aim of bringing this property into reuse, functioning as a working Estate once more.  The main property on this site dates back to 1120, when the priory was first founded and was home to the Austin Canons for over 80 years, later becoming an […]

Baker Consultants’ Innovation In Bird Bioacoustics Saves Manpower & Cuts Costs For Surveying Target Species

Earlier in the year Baker Consultants published a paper in the Elsevier Ecological Indicators journal on “Combining bioacoustics and occupancy modelling for improved monitoring of rare breeding bird populations”. This innovative piece of research work has caused some excitement in ecology circles and is one that opens up new possibilities when it comes to species […]

Baker Consultants Shortlisted for Two CIEEM Awards

At Baker Consultants, we are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious national CIEEM Awards– we are the only ecology consultancy in The Midlands to reach the final stages for the Small Consultancy of the Year award. Although we are now all home-based whilst the nation responds to Covid19, we are normally based at […]

Online Training Webinar: Bioacoustics for Field Survey, 13 May

Baker Consultants’ Technical Director Carlos Abrahams is leading a webinar in association with the Institute of Acoustics and UK Acoustics Network on 13 May from 2pm.  The session will take delegates through the use of bioacoustics for field survey covering a wide range of species groups including birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates. If you would […]

Baker Consultants Welcomes On Board Two New Assistant Ecologists

At Baker Consultants we maintain very close contacts with a number of Universities, teaching on under graduate courses and keeping up to date and contributing to the latest research. These academic links also mean that we can offer opportunities to the brightest and the best of the newly qualified ecologists taking their first steps in […]