Using biological indicators to evaluate environmental condition and change.
In operation since 1995, EcoAnalysts has built North America’s largest and most comprehensive taxonomic services laboratory. EcoAnalysts stands out among taxonomy labs – we provide high quality data, we have high capacity for large numbers of samples with quick deadlines, and we provide excellent customer service and support to maximize the value of the services we provide. EcoAnalysts is not only a highly technically proficient taxonomy laboratory, we are very focused on our relationship with our clients. We strongly believe in good communication as a critical component for successful projects.
EcoAnalysts provides taxonomic identification of marine, estuarine and freshwater species from around the world.
Periphyton (diatoms and soft algae) and Phytoplankton, Macroalgae, Cyanobacteria
Fish (eggs, larvae, juvenile, and adult) and fish stomach contents
Fish Stomach Contents
Biomass: wet weight, dry weight, ash-free dry mass, length-weight regressions
Chlorophyll a,b,c, and pheophytin corrections (Spectrophotometry-EPA 446.0, Fluorescence-EPA 445.0)
SFS Certified Taxonomists
Each of EcoAnalysts’ benthic macroinvertebrate taxonomists are certified by Society for Freshwater Science (SFS, formerly North American Benthological Society) in one or more taxonomic groups through the Taxonomic Certification Program Genus Level Certification examination. The SFS Taxonomic Certification Committee considers successful completion of the certification tests to be an objective reflection of the capability of an individual to perform accurate and precise taxonomic identifications within the taxa groups for which they are certified. https://stroudcenter.org/sfstcp/
Ecological Consulting Services
Going beyond analyzing taxonomy samples, our staff are experts in designing sampling programs, conducting field work, and analyzing and interpreting results. We produce reliable and defensible results for large and small assessment programs of marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats. Our aquatic ecologists can assist with all stages of assessment including, technical negotiations, expert witness, and project management.
We provide sampling equipment and experienced personnel to support a range of ecological investigations including freshwater, nearshore and deep-water benthic surveys. This includes field sampling using agency standard methodologies with Van Veen, Ponar, vibracores, kick nets, box-cores or specially designed grab sampling devices to obtain samples of sediment and biota for assessments.
Federal and State Environmental Permitting and Compliance
Habitat Assessment, Restoration and Compliance
Baseline and Post-Baseline Assessment
Site Investigation and Monitoring
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Ecological Risk Assessments
Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Studies
Biodiversity Management Plans
Climate Change Assessment