The gathering and sharing of data are crucial in safeguarding and nurturing biodiversity. We are committed to the continuous research and development of eDNA practices and technologies that generate larger and broader biodiversity datasets.

Together with our collaborators we develop, validate and accelerate the pace of introduction of 21st Century biodiversity data provision to inform how we manage, protect and restore our worlds’ diverse ecosystems and biodiversity.

Understanding Environmental Impacts; because that which is measured improves.

We have developed deep capabilities in qPCR and metabarcoding to bring to market a suite of tools that can be combined or applied as standalone services. We offer project support, sampling kits, full laboratory processing and in-house bioinformatics and data analyses. From the detection of single species to the profiling of taxonomic groups across landscape-scales, our technologies provide big data to build complete descriptions of biodiversity. We are also aware that many research objectives have highly specific requirements, and we are open to exploring tailored services to meet these requirements.

Here’s just some of the ways our technologies can be applied:

 

Providing a biological data layer for soil.

Characterising whole communities in water.

Detecting invasive species.

Identifying hard-to-survey species.

Profiling dietary compositions of predators.

Identifying species protected by UK or European laws.

Profiling biological compositions of soils and ocean or riverine sediments.

 

By working with NGOs, academic institutes, policymakers and industrial sectors across the world, we are pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve in the name of biodiversity conservation.

The Science is clear

Many of our collaborations result in scientific publications, and our team are actively carrying out research and development from within the scientific community. Browse our publications, or get in touch if you have an idea you want to work with us on.

NatureMetrics: Founded by scientists who recognised the need to connect environmental managers with DNA-based monitoring whilst pushing the boundaries of biodiversity data acquisition.

Behind the Science

Our own science and data teams are progressing knowledge and continuously developing our DNA-based techniques that can be used in a highly standardised approach and are globally validated, facilitating comparison between studies.