Services

Fern © Steve Betts
Fern © Steve Betts

Access our data

TVERC holds nearly 3 million species records, has the highest quality habitat data and definitive boundaries and information on sitesthroughout Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

TVERC has the expertise and experience to offer a wide range of data analysis services. We use environmental data and a variety of analytical techniques to delivery analysis and insight to support decision making about the natural environmental. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your needs.

What biodiversity is in an area?

Information from our database

Submit a data search in order to access our species, sites and habitat data, there will be no charge for requests for a single site if the data will be used for conservation or research. A reduced report is available for Neighbourhood Plans.

Ecological surveys

TVERC'S highly qualified and experienced ecologists can carry out ecological surveys for land management and conservation purposes. Some recent survey projects we have carried out includes identifying ponds where GCN are breeding, hedgerow surveys in West Oxfordshire and Kingwood Common habitat survey and mapping.

Habitat mapping

TVERC have extensive experience in carrying out habitat mapping, from individual site to entire counties. Some of our recent projects include City Sites in Oxford, Dristict Wildlife Sites in CherwellCherwell Habitat Mapping and Oxon & Bucks Ancient Woodland Inventory Review.


How much is it worth?

Tree coverage?

We can estimate the coverage of trees in an area and quantify the benefits that they provide to people. This information can help protect and enhance trees and the benefits that they supply to us. We have recently done this for Slough Borough Council.


How is biodiversity doing? (monitoring)

Annual Monitoring Reports

TVERC can produce monitoring reports for a geographic area to indicate whether wildlife is doing better or worse over a specified length of time. The environmental indicators which we currently report annually includes, changes to Local Wildlife Sites, Priority habitat and Priority Species, the status and distribution of water vole or farmland birds, SSSI condition and non-agri environment schemes habitat creation and management. Contact us if you would like to discuss these or any other possible indicators.

Local Wildlife Sites

TVERC help to identify, protect and monitor sites key to biodiversity within Oxfordshire and Berkshire, with our LWS team carrying out surveys at these sites each year. Find out more here.


How can we improve our environment?

Potential green corridor identification

Using existing TVERC data, or data collected specifically for the project, we can assess habitat connectivity, identify ecological networks, assess the value of the natural environment and identify opportunities for enhancement. This can be done at the parish level right up to the county level. We have recently identified green corridors in Brize Norton parish, Eynsham Garden Village, and identified a Reading Green Network and mapped habitat networks in Wokingham.

Land management advice

Our ecologists can provide you with advice on the best way to manage land. Some of our recent projects includes helping the National Trust manage their sites and work for Oxford University on Old Road Campus, Stratton Audley Quarry, and BBOWT in Banbury.


Training

TVERC training days

Regularly scheduled training days cover topics such as identification skills across a broad range of taxa, surveying techniques and use of GIS.

Bespoke training

TVERC can also offer bespoke training, planned and developed in discussion with your organisation to suit your specific requirements and timings. For a case study example of a bespoke TVERC training package see training local people as part of the Newbury Renewal Project