Comprehensive data on biodiversity is now possible at every stage of your project using innovative DNA-based monitoring methods.

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Rapid biodiversity surveys to cover large areas

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Detect high risk species at your project site

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Less time in the field, lowering costs and risk

eDNA provides powerful biodiversity data for robust risk management and planning

We can help you to efficiently meet your regulatory monitoring requirements and go beyond compliance to better manage your risks and achieve Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). NatureMetrics can assist you in delivering the biodiversity survey data needed to accompany your Environmental Permit or Planning Application to the Local Planning Authority or Environment Agency, as well as in measuring the environmental impacts of your activities over time.

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Samples you can send to our labs for analysis

You can survey the biodiversity in your project sites with the NatureMetrics tried and tested DNA services. We’ve already worked with leaders in the rail industry, and our sampling kits are simple to use and include everything you need to start sampling right away. Our team will work with you to understand your aims, enabling you to build a suite of tools that fit your specific needs for the duration of your project.

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DNA from soils and sediments
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Our aquatic eDNA surveys unlock a wealth of data on aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity across a wide variety of ecosystems. We run a Great Crested Newt eDNA detection service in addition to a wide range of other options that span across the tree of life.

Soil and sediment analyses let us profile the small organisms and microbes that are vital for maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems.

We take the pain out of taxonomic identification of insects and other invertebrates by letting the DNA sequencer do the work. Invertebrates are abundant and diverse, making them excellent indicators of ecological change.

We are keen to engage in citizen science programmes using the NatureMetrics eDNA Discovery Lab. Our sampling kits are simple to use and often empower local communities to participate in biodiversity conservation.

We haven’t had any reports of white-clawed crayfish in the River Ecclesbourne for several years but knew that signals were making their way up from the River Derwent. The wider dataset generated from this project will hopefully mean that we don’t have to carry out any further white-clawed crayfish surveys to submit with our planning application in order to continue our river restoration project.

For our proposed white-clawed crayfish translocation site the most impactful part of this project is that it looks as if the population of white-clawed crayfish at our site is still free from the invasive signal crayfish and crayfish plague, so providing the remaining 4 sites test negative for these species, our translocation will be able to go ahead. We used eDNA to test for the endemic white-clawed crayfish, the invasive signal crayfish and crayfish plague for both our projects. Thank you so much for all NatureMetrics’ work on this project.

Kath Stapley, Living Rivers Officer, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful tool for providing biodiversity data, enabling better informed data driven decisions for our projects and our clients. Whether this be the use of eDNA to determine the presence of vertebrates, invertebrates or bacteria from water samples or the use of eDNA to track changes in soil and macroinvertebrate communities; the value of rapidly developing eDNA technology is mind blowing.

Luke Gorman, Professional Head of Ecology/Associate Director (Ecology) - Atkins

Why NatureMetrics?

Ease of use – Our kits are tried and tested by diverse groups across the world.

Collect and submit field data on-the-go with the NatureMetrics Sampling App.

Our in-house logistics team help get your samples to the lab in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Our highly specialised team includes world-leading eDNA experts.

Compliant with all standards and best practice guidance for eDNA.

We take the time to troubleshoot difficult DNA samples to ensure you get the best possible results.

Specialist eDNA facilities with robust quality control procedures at every stage of the process.

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