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Laboratory analysis

 

DNA testing

We are pioneering the use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) testing, which is a robust method to evaluate the presence or absence of great crested newts that is approved by Natural England. This and other DNA analytical applications are set to change the face of ecological investigations.
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Soil

Soil assessment may be required as part of a habitat creation scheme. We undertake soil invertebrate sample analysis, including biomass, as well as physical and chemical tests, soil type, pH, organic matter, soil moisture content and nutrient status.

Terrestrial invertebrates

Rapid and accurate identification of terrestrial invertebrates is essential to ensure that sites with high quality faunas can be rapidly assessed for invertebrate communities and priority species. Such assessments are increasingly required for Ecological Impact Assessments, especially on brownfield sites.