Ecosystem Functioning

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