Macroinvertebrate Identification

The ES&C Benthic Laboratory has been processing and identifying benthic samples for over 12 years.  To date we have processed over 2.7 million individuals encompassing over 137,000 different taxa.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • SFS certified taxonomistsMacroinvertebrate identifications in our commercial benthic laboratory.
  • Multiple Taxonomic Levels of Effort (TLE), our standard levels include:
    • TL1 - Family Level
    • TL2 - Genus Level (midges and oligochaetes to family/subclass) 
    • TL2A - Genus Level (midges to subfamily/tribe, oligochaest to subclass)
    • TL2B - Genus Level including midges and oligochaetes
    • TL3 - Species Level - Lowest Possible Taxonomic Level
  • Sorting of Benthic samples
  • Full QA/QC of sorting and identification using today's most stringent standards
  • Metric Calcualtions including over 110 different metrics and indices (B-IBI)
  • Proprietary Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Paperless direct-to-LIMS data entry using E-Benchsheet (SM) technology.
  • Data your way. Results can be provided as PDFs, Spreadsheets, or database files.
  • Easy to read and understand Index Reports using the ES&C Score Card(SM)
  • Fast Turn-Around-Times
  • Long-Term data and sample storage available
  • Mathmatical subsampling and rarefication
  • Data and Trends Analysis

We also provide:

  • Study Design
  • Impact assessment and determination studies
  • MS4, Phase II Stormwater analyses
  • Watershed Analysis
  • Priority Planning
  • Sampling Services
  • loaner equipment

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