Bramley Associates maintain an active interest in research and we are currently leading four projects in Kent:

  • Distribution of otters & beavers and otter holt usage.
  • Current distribution of Eurasian beaver in Southern England and changes in habitat structure.
  • Ecology and distribution of marine mammals, particularly seals.
  • Ecology and distribution of stoneworts.

If you do see a dead beaver in Southern England, do please contact us. We are licenced to collect beavers and these animals are sent for analysis.

A list of selected presentations and published works is available below:


pdfSeal Survey of the River Stour below Stonar Cut in Kent

Bramley Associates. 2012.

Otters and water voles. A surveying manual.

Bramley Associates. 2007.

pp 18. Bramley Associates, Forge House, London Road, Dunkirk ME13 9LL.

Living holts. A new design for otter holts.

Bramley Associates. 2007

Mammal News. Spring 2007. No 147. The Mammal Society, 15 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG. In Press.

Living Holts - A different design in otter holts

Bramley Associates. 2007

Otter News. No 47. Summer 2007. International Otter Survival Fund.

Scuba divers: tapping into a growing library

Bramley Associates & Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre. 2006.

In: Marine and Coastal Photographs and Videos: their availability, uses and curation. Report for IACMST. British Oceanographic Data Centre, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA.

Report of the first year of Kent Seasearch.

Bramley Associates. 2004.

For Kent Wildlife Trust and English Nature. Bramley Associates, Forge House, London Road, Dunkirk, Kent ME13 9LL.

Pilot survey of seal haul-out sites off of the North Kent Coast.

Bramley Associates. 2004.

In: Making Connections: Proceedings of the second North East Kent Coastal Conference. 11th November 2004. English Nature Research Report 630, English Nature, Northminster House, Peterborough, PE1 1UA.

Adopt a shipwreck. Recreational diving and marine archaeology.

Bramley Associates. 2004.

A presentation to the Kent Coastal Conference, Kent County Council, Invicta House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX.

Water voles in Sussex.

Bramley, J. 2001.

Wildlife, Issue 134. Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9SD.

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