Environmental Science

Fera’s wide ranging collaborations, partnerships and scientific work enable us to provide robust evidence, advice and support to organisations, businesses and individuals whose activities have an impact on the environment.

Environmental Science

We advise policymakers on how best to deploy limited resources for the benefit of agriculture, ecosystems and societies; we support farmers and growers to adopt more sustainable practices, and we advise chemical manufacturers on how to minimise the impacts of their products on the environment.

Our ground-breaking work on pollinators enables us to understand how best to safeguard these essential ecosystem service providers, and advise farmers, businesses and governments on how to protect their health and productivity.

Take a look at the range of environmental services we offer below.

Environmental Planning & Policy

Fera uses data science, risk modelling and environmental expertise to provide policy advice and solutions that help government, industry and individuals work sustainably to create more resilient agriculture, ecosystems and societies.

Spatial Analysis, Remote Sensing and UAV

Our UAVs can be deployed to capture bespoke aerial imagery over agricultural, forestry, quarrying, open mining and construction environments.

Land Use Policy

Fera brings together evidence and insights from across our work in agri-environmental stewardship, remote sensing, spatial analysis and mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), pollinator research and pesticide usage surveys.

Agri-Environment Schemes

Our work involves monitoring and surveillance of biodiversity, in particular pollinators, over time to assess the impacts of specific policies, schemes and practices.

Economics

Fera can help you to understand the likely impacts and cost-effectiveness of your decisions and actions, so you can make well-informed choices on how to deploy the economic resources available.

Our Environmental Sciences

Pollinator R&D

Research and development services to help farmers, policymakers and chemical product manufacturers safeguard essential pollinators – enhancing crop yields, boosting nutritional content and supporting environmentally sustainable agriculture.

Pollinator R&D from Fera

Environmental DNA (eDNA)

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A quick and accurate alternative to traditional methods of surveying, during the breeding season we offer environmental DNA (eDNA) testing for the presence of great crested newts in pond water.

We can also undertake DNA barcoding, a technique we can use to identify different individual species from environmental DNA.

Our eDNA Service

Why choose Fera?

  • Evidence & Advice

    Our collaborations and partnerships provide robust evidence and advice to organisations whose activities impact the environment.

  • Shaping Policy

    We guide policymakers on how to deploy limited resources for the benefit of agriculture, ecosystems and societies. .

  • Innovative Research

    Our ground-breaking work on pollinators enables us to advise farmers, businesses and governments on how to safeguard these essential insects.

  • Increasing Resilience

    We use data science, risk modelling and environmental expertise to help create more resilient agriculture, ecosystems and societies.

Why choose Fera?