BUG can provide a wide range of aquatic ecology services, ranging from small-scale ecological surveys to long-term environmental monitoring programmes. BUG has particular internationally recognised expertise in freshwater fisheries ecology and can advise on all aspects of fisheries management, ecology and impact assessment.



  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • Water Framework Directive and Eels Regulations investigations
  • Surveys of biological communities, including fish, birds, macrophytes, invertebrates and plankton
  • Behavioural Impact Assessment (BIA)
  • Water quality and resource management
  • Pollution investigations
  • Catchment mapping (habitat, geomorphology, diffuse pollution)
  • Ecologically acceptable flow assessment
  • Habitat design/creation/restoration
  • Underwater video and photography
  • Acoustic telemetry and radio tracking studies
  • Parasitology
  • Barrier assessment and fish pass design
  • Fisheries engineering and screening
  • Invasive species risk-assessment and management
  • Pest species management
  • Predictive modelling
  • Diver survey
  • Genetics
  • Desk top & systematic literature review
  • Expert witness services
  • Training
  • Bespoke research and development

Water quality and resource management


Ecological surveys


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