© 2015 Robert Aquilina. All rights reserved.
Photographs © Robert Aquilina
Consultant ecologist Bournemouth, Dorset -
• 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-
• 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
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]
Freshwater 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-
Robert worked for Pond Conservation for three years, where his philosophy and values fitted in perfectly.
“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.”
2016 Newsletter (pdf, 600kb)
Identification guides for freshwaters (pdf, 400kb)