Richard Moores Ecology is committed to ecological research to aid conservation management initiatives. In addition to paid work, staff members undertake numerous volunteer research and survey
work, some examples of which are below:
- Norfolk Yellow-necked Mouse Apodemus flavicollis Survey. We have identified ancient woodland/re-planted ancient woodland plots throughout Norfolk and
are currently surveying this preferred habitat using small mammal traps.
- Norfolk Polecat Mustela putorius Survey. Richard Moores Ecology has joined forces with Vincent Wildlife Trust as part of their national Polecat survey
that is taking place in 2014 and 2015. Presently, we are completing extensive camera-trapping surveys and road casualty searches for this expanding species, currently un-recorded in the
- Winter bat activity in small ancient woodland plots in Norfolk. We are currently trialling the feasibility of a large-scale study into bat activity in small ancient woodland
plots in Norfolk. We will be concentrating on Barbastelle Barbastellus barbastellus as Director, Richard Moores, is a committee member and ‘Winter Sites Officer’ for the Norfolk Barbastelle
Study Group (link).
- Winter bird diversity in small ancient woodland plots in Norfolk. We are currently trialling the feasibility of a large-scale study of the use of small ancient woodland plots by
wintering bird populations.
- Serval Leptailurus serval in southern Morocco. A long-term study searching for the last remaining
Serval population north of the Sahara Desert.
- Migratory behaviour in Western Palearctic bats.