lab includes the use of the Leica MZ12, Nikon, and
Swift stereomicroscopes with fume hoods. We have an
extensive Library of aquatic keys for use and sorted
taxa counts and identified taxon are entered directly
into an excel spread sheet.
identification to lowest practical level
and IBI calculations (EPT richness, total taxa richness, biotic
index, species dominance, model affinity, etc.)
- Impact Source
impact reporting and data processing
- Site similarity
the number of sub-samples identified ten percent of sub-samples
may be sent to an independent taxonomist for identification for
quality assurance purposes.
The raw data
and report are made available in both paper and electronic format
(excel, access, word and pdf). All samples and sub-samples (preserved
in ethyl alcohol or on slides) will be returned to the client.