BU Global Environmental Solutions

Applying science to sustainable environmental management


Fish Ecology

Internationally recognised expertise in fish ecology


Aquatic Ecology

Freshwater, estuarine, lagoon and marine environments


Terrestrial Ecology

Unique blend of academic and practical expertise


Behavioural Impact Assessment

Sustainable solutions to support industry and regulators alike


Welcome to Bournemouth University Global Environmental Solutions

BU Global Environmental Solutions (BUG) is the environmental consultancy arm of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University, located within the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences. We provide a unique blend of academic and practical expertise to address global ecological issues; developing sustainable solutions to support industry and regulators alike.

BUG’s internationally recognised scientific staff, combined with a comprehensive laboratory and field monitoring capability, provide our clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for ecological monitoring and scientific advisory services. READ MORE ABOUT BUG

Latest news

BUG at the World Recreational Fishing Conference, Victoria BC, Canada

BUG at the World Recreational Fishing Conference, Victoria BC, Canada

BUG Director, Adrian Pinder, has just returned from the eighth World Recreational Fishing Conference, where he presented current research on the effects of stocking on endemic mahseer populations and the performance of recreational fisheries in India. The conference attracted 396 delegates from 21 different countries to centralise recreational fishing expertise over a four day event

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The state of the Thames

The state of the Thames

BUG Director, Adrian Pinder, recently joined select experts to deliver a series of talks which focused on the ecological recovery of the tidal River Thames. The event was hosted by the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology at London Zoo and attracted a full house, with audience numbers exceeding 300.

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What our clients say

“BUG has been one of the best consultancies I have worked with…Our project was completed to time, with excellent communication and the report was very clear and concise”

Natural England

Shad genetics study

“The team deployed on this project were very knowledgeable, easy to work with and have provided an informative and easy to understand report at the end of the project. Excellent value for money, I would happily work with them again”

Wessex Water

Blashford Lakes fish surveys

“Ecological advice and input to further monitoring has been invaluable and goes above and beyond the costs set out in the original tender. With this comes a friendly and helpful approach that makes this more of a partnership than a client-contractor relationship”

Borough of Poole

Poole Park Lake environmental monitoring

“BUG really were great to work with and went above and beyond to deliver the project’s objective by ensuring the outputs were published in a well respected peer reviewed journal. I can highly recommend working with BUG’s expert staff”

Natural England

Black bream stress study

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Sea lamprey spawning behaviour

BUG has a field office located on the River Frome in Dorset, with access to high quality laboratory and field research facilities. Current work includes assessing sea lamprey spawning behaviour – click on the video below to see nest building and spawning activity.


BUG works throughout the world to address global ecological issues and develop sustainable solutions. Take a look at the map to see some of the areas we are currently working in.



BUG is based at Bournemouth University, working throughout the UK and across the globe



Adrian Pinder, Director of the Mahseer Trust in India.




Richard Stillman – Predicting the effect of environmental change on migratory black brant geese. Contract research funded by Ducks Unlimited, Humboldt Bay, Califormia, USA.



Amanda Korstjens, leader of the LEAP primate research team in Indonesia.

LEAP website



Professor Adrian Newtown coordinating the Restoration of Forest Landscapes (ReForLan) project in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

ReForLan project website



Professor Adrian Newtown coordinating the Restoration of Forest Landscapes (ReForLan) project in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.

ReForLan project website



Professor Adrian Newtown coordinating the ‘Conserving Eden: participatory forest management in the Tien Shan region’ project in Kyrgyzstan.

Conserving Eden website



Professor Adrian Newtown maintaining formal research links between BU and the University of Sao Paulo


Rob Britton, working on Invasive Non-Native Species in Kenya

Comprehensive knowledge of legislative obligations
Review and critique of Eels Regulations implementation for UK Water Industry Research
Eel screening and passage assessments
Cost Benefit Analysis and Alternative Measures
Water sector, power sector, industry, commercial and private