Environmental and ecological assessment

The Natural History Museum offers world-wide services for environmental, ecological and biodiversity assessment and monitoring, conservation advice and expert witnessing.

Our project teams draw upon multidisciplinary expertise to fulfil the needs of the client, and deliver projects to the highest possible standards. We are uniquely positioned to utilise over 350 in house scientists to carry out our consultancy work.

We can offer assistance in:

Ecological baseline study, monitoring and assessment, including

  • marine benthic and nektonic fauna and flora identification and analysis
  • entomology, herpetology and mammalian expertise covering all ecosystem types
  • commercial and non-commercial fish mollusc and crustacean assessment and monitoring
  • fully equipped, certified and deployable shallow water SCUBA team with photo and video survey capability

Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

  • scoping studies, ecological enhancement and mitigation advice, assessment of biodiversity and ecological impact using a thorough, holistic approach

Biotope assessment and identification


  • identification of birds, clutches, nests and community assessment

Marine biology

  • identification, laboratory based projects and major coastal and marine surveys

Invasive pest species

Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises)

  • An oiled bird from the Black Sea Oil Spill
    Recent projects

    Information on recent coastal and marine environmental assessment projects

Bottlenose Dolphin
Stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises

Help the Museum learn about the UK's whale, dolphin and porpoise populations with our cetacean strandings project.

For further information contact

NHM Consulting
Environmental Assessment
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5636
Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5054
Email us

NHM Consulting

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5019
Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5841

Email us: nhmconsulting@nhm.ac.uk