Calumma Ecological Services is a Kent based ecological consultancy, established in 1999. We have considerable experience working in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex and across southeast England and ensure that local experts are used effectively in each project to provide our clients with a professional and quality service. Projects in other areas of England will also be considered.

We offer a range of competitively priced services that include walkover surveys, preliminary ecological appraisals, great crested newt survey and EPS licence applications, reptile surveys and mitigation, protected species and biodiversity risk assessments and general wildlife surveys including advice on biodiversity and development. We can also provide presentations and workshops on wildlife survey and legislation. Dr. Brady is a registered consultant for the newly introduced Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence.

We offer completely free, no obligation quotations tailored to the specific needs of each client. We are delighted to discuss all aspects of ecological work with clients before any work is commissioned. We offer particularly competitive rates for smaller development projects.

We work with a variety of clients from many different backgrounds and industries including: housing developers, local district councils, public utility companies, educational establishments, conservation organisations, private companies, local authorities and government agencies. Survey work and mitigation advice is also offered to individual members of the public who may unexpectedly encounter protected species issues whilst engaged in relatively small planning applications.

Principal Ecologist - Dr. Lee Brady

CIEEMOur principal ecologist is Dr. Lee Brady, who is an expert in amphibian and reptile survey and mitigation. Research projects have included:

  • Review of Great Crested Newt Survey Protocols
  • Development of Habitat Suitability Indices
  • Development of Reptile Survey Protocols
  • Development of Reptile Habitat Suitability Indices
  • Database Design for Recording Protected Species