The Ecology department at GeoTeva takes an active role in almost every consultation that we deliver. The Ecology Team works to build comprehensive reports which help project planners to develop an in-depth understanding of the existing ecological system in the area of each project as well as expected project impacts.
Ecology In The New World
In our work, we recommend innovative and quality solutions to minimize the conflict between project development and the conservation of ecological systems. Our fields of expertise include ecological guidance for each stage of a project, initial feasibility studies, surveys of current ecological status of field sites, and recommendations from planning to ecological monitoring after project establishment.
Our work includes:
- Preliminary review of habitats using Aerial Photography and literary research
- Mapping of individual habitats and vegetation assemblages using GIS and field surveys
- Mapping of ecological significance and sensitivities
- Environmental reports following the guidelines of the Southern District Planning Committee regarding conservation of species diversity and ecosystem services
- Specific ecological surveys with appropriate experts for each field, e.g. geophyte surveys, botanical surveys, wetland habitat surveys and avian (bird and bats) surveys.
- Ecological guidance for detailed planning and establishment, including over-all supervision
- Ecological monitoring plans
- Management plans for sensitive habitat conservation
- Ecological reviews
- Advanced statistical analyses of practical questions
- Computer modeling and illustrations for evaluating future scenarios.
- Modeling of the dynamics of species populations (e.g. avian species, bats)
- Performance of tree surveys for large projects such as extended infrastructure lines and neighborhoods.
- Tree classification according to value, health and phisical condition.
- The work includes writing of the impact report with guidance to the project initiator throughout the process until receiving the necessary permits from the forest rangers.
Ecological Analyses and Development Plans
In the realm of developmental planning in urban, industrial, or agricultural environments, we inevitably instigate changes to existing ecological systems. As consultants in developmental projects, we are asked to predict the outcomes of these endeavors to the surrounding ecosystems.
In the stage of planning, there is an opportunity to address potential implications to natural systems and to implement methods of mitigation and prevention of lasting negative environmental impacts. Before project development, we at Geoteva take advantage of any opportunity to apply our rich past experience in minimizing unintended issues caused by developmental changes to natural systems.
Within the frame of the development programs we at Geo Teva execute the following important steps:
Description of current status- the existing and functioning ecological systems in the relevant program area, including the relevant inventory of wildlife and plants, as well as the human interference factor to the ecological system.
Description of the proposed plan on the current ecological system, which includes land space allocated to the program, invasion of foreign species, preservation of specific habitats for important species or species facing extinction.
Coming up with a relevant recommendation for minimum interference and relevant ecological compensation, using our knowledge and understanding of the existing ecological system and the target of the proposed plan/program. Suggesting solutions that take in account both the eco system and the welfare of the community which strives to improve its quality of life.