KRC Ecological is an ecological / environmental consultancy established in 2018
KRC Ecological is an ecological/environmental consultancy established in 2018.
KRC Ecological Ltd. comprises a group of highly experienced professional ecologists with experience across a range of disciplines. We provide independent evidence-based consultancy services across a range of terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecology, mostly within Ireland. We are especially skilled at managing large-scale ecological projects including long-term research studies and national surveys. Established in 2018, and building on > 25 years professional experience in ornithological research and species conservation throughout the northern hemisphere, the company director/principal Kendrew Colhoun has worked in government, NGO and third-level sectors in the UK and Ireland, undertaking work to a consistently high standard across a range of research and policy areas utilising GIS, statistical, field and reporting skills including:
Ornithological survey and research
including autecological research, terrestrial and coastal surveys.
Ecological surveys and assessment
of habitats, invertebrates, mammals and higher plants.
on areas as diverse as aquaculture development, public health and agro-ecology
resolving conflicts between humans and individual species; habitat restoration
Evaluation of species & habitat interventions
on farmland birds and breeding waders
About KRC Ecological
KRC Ecological Ltd specialises in implementation and development of science-focussed conservation on a range of species/habitats throughout Ireland. The Director and his team reflect the key work areas which include surveys of habitats and species, autecological research and management towards biodiversity recovery. Core work involves survey, research and monitoring towards the recovery of priority list of birds in Ireland. This list is getting larger and KRC Ecological mostly work on those species and the diverse range of habitats on which they depend including uplands, woodlands, inland and coastal wetlands and urban areas.
The company works with/employs specialists in data acquisition and analysis using state-of-the-art techniques including GPS telemetry, audio-recording, UAV surveying, Digital Terrain Modelling & photogrammetry, statistical modelling and GIS.
Kendrew Colhoun, the company director is an ornithological researcher especially interested in the ecology and conservation of arctic/sub-artic migrants, and helping find and implement evidence-based conservation solutions to restoring populations and habitats to improve their status. He spent 15 years as a conservation scientist with NGOs and 5 years in research and policy analysis at the Northern Ireland Assembly (working across a wide portfolio of all arms of government). He thus has a breadth of knowledge and experience across many sectors. Kendrew holds an Honorary position as Senior Research Fellow in the prestigious College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter (with Professor Stuart Bearhop, leads the Brent Goose project there – see the epic student project video). Amongst other projects, Kendrew is currently partner project manager for the €6.4 million MarPAMM (Marine Management Planning) InterReg project, and runs a number of long-term research projects in summer and winter focusing on breeding seabirds and wintering waterbirds.
He has published widely on ecology in international journals including Ibis, Bird Study, Diversity & Distributions, Science, Journal of Animal Ecology, Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Society Bulletin, Journal of Avian Biology, Ardea, Irish Birds, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Animal Behaviour, Biological Conservation, Molecular Ecology, Conservation Science & Practice, Proceedings Royal Society B, PLoS One and Ecological Indicators. He has co-supervised/co-supervises over 15 MSc and PhD research studentships.
KRC Ecological undertook innovative ground-breaking conservation work in support of our landscape restoration project. We were very impressed both with the field skills of the team and their engagement with local communities.
(Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership)