• Ecological Surveys (Bangor) was formed as a partnership between Michael Prosser and Hilary Wallace in 1989 specialising in botanical surveys, monitoring programmes and training courses, for a wide client base. Hilary Wallace has carried on the business as a sole trader since the death of Mike Prosser in 2016.

  • The main work of Ecological Surveys (Bangor) has been research and surveys commissioned by statutory bodies and NGOs. The work has focused on vegetation surveys and in particular the use of the National Vegetation Classification for site survey and assessment.

  • Major projects have looked at the conservation of neutral grasslands including northern hay meadows and floodplain meadows; the effects of coniferisation on upland and dune vegetation, woodland ride management and restoration of mire and heathland vegetation.

  • Large scale NVC surveys have also been carried out on lowland heathlands and saltmarshes of Wales. The importance of underlying soil conditions and site management are always considered in surveys of this type.

  • Computer generated maps using MapInfo and linkage of botanical data are standard procedure in all reporting.

  • The importance of accurate plant identification and application of survey techniques has also featured in the work of Ecological Surveys (Bangor) who have run training courses for the Snowdonia National Park, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, The Open University and the Field Studies Council.
  • More details of the different services provided by Hilary Wallace at Ecological Surveys (Bangor) are given in the following sections.