Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
Reconciling economic growth and development with the conservation of world biodiversity demands resource-based approaches to environmental analysis that are not constrained by artificial boundaries.
Ecological impact assessment has a vital part to play in implementing the principles of sustainability which form the foundations of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
Ecologists need to be well-versed in a wide range of ecological subjects as well as techniques for policy and decision-making, and Jo Treweek's book on Ecological Impact Assessment has become the accepted reference text for practitioners and students.
One of the main applications of EcIA has been in support of environmental impact assessment. TEC has provided EcIA for this purpose but also applied EcIA in other areas of natural resource management and planning.