Research and monitoring projects may be eligible for funding through the Government of Jersey Countryside Enhancement Scheme. Research is generally undertaken to gather further information on local species that may help to better understand and conserve them (i.e. their range, distribution, abundance, requirements etc.).
Monitoring often focuses on how particular management techniques impact a habitat or species, for example, the effects of grazing on habitats and individual species abundance wihtin them. We can create a professional scientific monitoring or research project tailored to your needs and requirements.
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In 2012 and 2013 Nurture Ecology undertook an extensive research and monitoring scheme for the Jersey Aquaculture Association to quantify how a change in management can prevent high mortality in young oysters grown locally within inter-tidal oyster beds.
In collaboration with a UK consultancy company, we were commissioned to undertake field research into how much of the troublesome sea lettuce was moving in and out of the St Aubins Bay area with the tide. This project involved us scuba diving down to a specialist ‘cage’ and net at high tide to retrieve the seaweed that came in on the pushing tide, removing and drying the seaweed, and measuring the dried biomass weight of the seaweed. We undertook offshore underwater transects of the outer reefs in this area to determine if the sea lettuce was originating from these locations.