ESI’s primary responsibilities were to collect biological data, determine if biological communities differed from uncontaminated (reference) sites based on community indices (IBI, mIBI) and principal component analysis (PCA), assess risks to the biological community from site contamination (based on sediment and water quality samples), and prepare technical documentation for insertion into the final Risk Assessment report prepared by Symbiont.Read More
Ecological Specialists, Inc. (ESI) was contracted by LimnoTech in 2008 to conduct biological inventories of fish and macroinvertebrates at 14 stations within the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). The objective of this project was to collect and process fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate samples for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.Read More
A bio-monitoring study was requested by Hanson Professional Services for Shoal Creek in Montgomery County, Illinois. Freshwater mussels (unionids), fish, macroinvertebrates, and habitat surveys, and water and sediment quality testing were performed at four locations within the Shoal Creek watershed.Read More
The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration proposed an
Interstate - 69 extension from Indianapolis, Indiana to Interstate 64 near Evansville, Indiana.
As part of the environmental review for this project, ESI surveyed several streams within the
construction corridors of Sections 2 and 5 for fish, crayfish, and unionids (freshwater mussels).
Monitoring of native and non-indigenous mussel species in the Upper Mississippi River at the Bellevue.Read More
EcoAnalysts is currently leading an Independent Environmental and Social Consultant (IESC) review for Endeavour Financial to develop an Environmental and Social Due-Diligence assessment (ESDD) of the construction of an advanced greenfield sulfate of potash developments in the Danakil region of Eritrea, East Africa Panama.Read More