Aquilina Environmental Quality Consultant 01202 989 811 07879 201 677 Robert Aquilina MSc MCIEEM Consulting Ecologist 25 Westfield Gardens Christchurch Dorset BH23 4SF Email Robert

Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM)

MSc (Distinction) 2003: Habitat Quality in Constructed Wetlands as part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System


The Aquatic Coleoptera Conservation Trust

Bentomat Pond Liners

The Cyril Diver Project, Studland

Coleopterists Society

Dipterists Forum

Flora Locale

Freshwater Biological Association

Freshwater Habitats Trust

Freshwater Life

Gavin Parsons Wildlife

Photography Courses

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Aquilina Environmental Quality Consultant

Consultant ecologist Bournemouth, Dorset - freshwater brackish wetland assessments and surveys; wildlife pond design & restoration

Consulting ecologist

specialising in all aspects of freshwater, brackish and wetland ecology

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•  Biodiversity checklist / Ecological survey / Protected Species assessment for planning applications

•  Freshwater habitat assessments using standard survey techniques

•  Macroinvertebrate identification to species level, interpretation and management recommendations

•  Wildlife pond design, restoration, mitigation and assessment

•  Species specific surveys, including Great Crested Newts, Water Voles, Fish (electro-fishing surveys), Crayfish, Fairy Shrimp, reptiles

•  Training courses and Workshops

•  Environment Agency accredited River Habitat Surveyor experienced in carrying out RIVPACS and PSYM surveys.

•  Natural England protected species licences for Sand Lizard, Smooth Snake, Great Crested Newt, Crayfish and Fairy shrimp (Chirocephalus).

•  CSCS Ecologist card holder, providing the assurance that Robert’s work is carried out in compliance with health and safety regulations

FDERC collects & shares quality biological & geological data for the country of Dorsetreshwater Recorders Group for Dorset

Robert is the Freshwater Recorder for Dorset and has set up a Freshwater Recording Group which collects data for the Dorset Environmental Records Centre (DERC).

Records (inverts & fish) and enquiries are welcomed [please email Robert]

FrCorporate Friend of Pond Conservation - visit Habitats Trust Corporate Friend

Robert supports the Freshwater Habitats Trust (previously known as Pond Conservation), an organisation dedicated to protecting freshwater life for everyone to enjoy. The charity carries out cutting edge evidence-based scientific research leading to practical action, authoritative advice, and the lobbying of policy makers.

Robert worked for Pond Conservation for three years, where his philosophy and values fitted in perfectly.

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“I am an independent ecological consultant of 11 years experience, with links to 10 associates who together offer a full range of ecological consultancy services. I specialise in freshwater ecology, especially bio assessment of water quality and conservation value using macroinvertebrates.

I am interested in reptiles and amphibians and undertake protected species survey and mitigation works. I am also involved in a range of voluntary activities to support the wider recognition of the value of freshwaters, from running the Dorset Freshwater Recording Group to training courses, pond digging and surveys.”

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Identification guides for freshwaters (pdf, 400kb)

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