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Latest Projects

Koaro in the Coromandel

Kessels Ecology staff Brenda Bartels, Wiea van der Zwan and Jen Price came across a healthy population of koaro (Galaxias brevipinnis) in the southern Coromandel Ranges. Koaro are part of the whi... read more.
 

Okahukura Restoration Project

Great news from the depths of Pureroa Forest Park, with support and funding from the Pirongia Restoration Society and the Department of Conservation, the Kessels Ecology crew has finished the est... read more.

Bioblitz 2013

How many plant and animal species can a team of of over 50 specialists and hundreds of volunteers find in 18 hours? Over 1126, it turns out! In February, Kessels Ecology staff David Riddell, ... read more.
  

Freshwater Surveys 2013

Recently the team at Kessels Ecology has been busy carrying out ecological assessments in streams and rivers around the Waikato. We have a strong track record of providing robust assessments o... read more.

Mudfish Translocation

Back in 2009, Kessels Ecology senior ecologist David Riddell discovered a population of the threatened species black mudfish Neochanna diversuswithin the area of the proposed Rangiriri Section... read more.

Assessing the Effects of a Dairy Farm Conversion

Kessels Ecology has recently begun a research project that aims to determine the effects of dairy farm conversion on stream biodiversity, ecosystem health and water quality. Interest is rapid... read more.

Waikato SNA Project

Kessels Ecology has been contracted by the Waikato Regional Council to create an inventory of significant natural areas in the Waikato District and assess the significance of these areas based... read more.

Hamilton City Bat Surveys

In 2011 and 2012, Kessels Ecology was involved in the Hamilton city wide bat survey. Together with bat experts Darren Le Roux, Noa Le Roux and Dr Stuart Parsons, Kessels Ecology spent many hou... read more.

Freshwater Ecology

Our team have been involved in the assessment of lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, harbours throughout New Zealand and Australia. In recent years we have spent a considerable amount of time s... read more.
   

Significant Natural Area Assessments

Kessels Ecology have assisted many district councils in determining ecological significance, developing policy and importantly, consulting with landowners and key stakeholders, such as Federa... read more.

Environmental Lot Protection Inspections

Environmental Lot Protection Inspections Kessels Ecology have prepared hundreds of assessment reports for potential subdivisions and conservation lot covenants on private land.  We hav... read more.