is a scientific
study group and office for
and data analyses,
resident in Hamburg (Northern Germany).
services concerning spatial development concepts, nature conservation,
site development of special locations and environmental impact assessment
studies at all planning levels.
these issues, we are conducting initial surveys of flora and fauna on
land, at sea and airborne. The
team consists mainly of ecologically
land uses and avoid possible environmental conflicts we are collaborating
with geologists, geographers, planners and jurists to find out individual
solutions. We are also consulting innovative ways of sustainable
to our coastal location between
North Sea and Baltic Sea
we are specialized of working in coastal regions and we have acquired
methodical knowledges since more than twenty years. A main emphasis
of our work in the last years lied on the environmentally compatible
integration of wind energy use into the landscape structures onshore and
offshore. The experience and competence of our team reaches, however, far
beyond these narrower fields of activity.
synergistic and cost-effective way of working allows to offer our services
at reasonable conditions without any restrictions.
biological basic research is extended to special scientific projects. In
this field we are working in collaboration with
in Germany (Bonn, Hamburg, Kiel), Spain (Vigo, Pontevedra), USA (Santa
Clara, California), Canada (Ottawa) and Peru (Lima).
founders and responsible managers of alauda
are Olaf Kühnast and Joachim Hoffmann. Both are experienced
and members of several scientific
organizations as well as of advisory boards.
years the latter worked, among other things, as a lecturer in the Museum
of Natural History of the University of San Marcos (Peru).
developed different census techniques and assessment methods or was
involved in their development which are nowadays a general standard (see
publications and references).
Spectrum of work and services
surveys and assessments mainly focuses on research, monitoring and data
marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. There we are
and faunistic recordings
recordings in special assessments
and evaluation of field data
services typically includes or are involved in
impact assessment studies
in landscape planning
and development concepts
related to problems arising within individual projects
bank management and data analyses
and survey coordination
concerning protection of species (i.e. red data lists)
control of approval documents
contact us for more information (see “Kontakt”).