Ecological research

Ecological research is concerned with the question whether vulnerable ecosystems (plants or animals) present in the research area that may be at risk because of the planned activities. To determine this, a nature test or flora & fauna quick scan is carried out.

The quick scan is an exploratory study to assess the risks based on existing literature and a field study. A nature test often follows a quick scan and is carried out according to national guidelines. The test determines the impact of the risks. It is then determined which protective or compensatory measures have to be taken. The granting of permits for the planned activities depends, among other things, on the outcome of the nature test.

Nitrogen Compensation

T&A conducts various soil investigations to determine the options for compensating nitrogen emissions. The compensation of nitrogen emissions can be done, for example, by developing new nature reserves or adapting existing ones. By defining the specific parameters over a longer period for each project, it becomes clear what is and what is not feasible.

Ecological remediation

Ecological remediation are the measures which have to be taken to restore or create a special nature reserve. The basic principle in ecological remediation is that the soil is the basis for the natural wealth of an area. Ecological soil remediation requires knowledge of the relevant ecological system, soil texture and soil hydrology. T&A specializes in combining classic remediation techniques with knowledge of the soil and the ecological system. A nature test or flora & fauna quick scan can provide an answer to the question whether there are vulnerable ecosystems (plants or animals) in the research area that may be at risk because of the planned works.