Understanding ecosystem functioning is one of the most important steps in predicting, identifying and monitoring environmental impacts of a development or mining activity. It is required to differentiate between ‘actual’ and ‘perceived’ environmental risks.
Soilwater Consultants (SWC) can specifically undertake the following work to understand ecosystem functioning within a proposed or existing disturbance area:
- Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE) assessment
- Soil moisture modelling and monitoring
- Plant water use and transpiration
- Root distribution and mapping
- Plant physiology