Our macroinvertebrate scientists
Reliable and accurate data is essential to produce robust classifications of rivers and lakes and inform environmental management decision making. APEM’s extensive experience in macroinvertebrate sample analysis, together with stringent quality assurance that exceeds the UK regulator standard, ensures that our data is of the highest integrity.
Our large team of macroinvertebrate specialists have many years of taxonomic experience and keep up to date with new additions to the British fauna including invasive species. Additionally, in-depth training enables us to resolve specialist groups such as Chironomidae larvae to species level.
From Europe’s largest dedicated aquatic biology laboratories, we offer unrivalled capacity and response times. In 2014 we completed within schedule the largest contract ever awarded by the Environment Agency for macroinvertebrate sample analysis, comprising more than 3,000 samples.