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Powerful, scalable biodiversity data delivered safely and sustainably using DNA

From bacteria to blue whales, we will help you monitor biodiversity in contexts ranging from conservation to environmental impact assessments.

We have supported projects across multiple sectors around the world from infrastructure to conservation…

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Everything leaves DNA behind, including otters, fish and fungi. See how DNA-based monitoring fits into your project needs…

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Your biodiversity solutions come in various shapes and sizes.

Our Services

We have a wide range of tried and tested products and services for identifying many different species.

Our core services are:

eDNA from water
Great Crested Newt eDNA
Species from faeces
DNA from soils and sediments
Invertebrates

Water bodies are a soup of wildlife DNA. We survey biodiversity from bacteria to blue whales using the tiny fragments of DNA that species leave behind in their environment. We can look for high risk invasive or protected species or survey multiple species. We send you our custom-designed kits that have been validated by thousands of our clients in the field, and you send us your samples for analysis.

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Use the Natural England-approved qPCR test to determine presence or absence of Great Crested Newts (GCN) using eDNA. We have run a highly successful GCN eDNA service since 2015 and have processed thousands of samples for a wide variety of clients. Our unique NM FieldMate app allows you to record your data in the field and you can also use the customer portal to track the progress of your samples in the lab and access your reports online.

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DNA isolated from faeces can be used both to identify the ‘host’ species (doer of the deed) and prey species for diet assessment.

We offer routine analysis of droppings for bat species ID along with more bespoke services for a wide range of projects.

Let’s discuss your project needs and see how we can help.

Visit Species from Faeces

A single gram of soil can harbour the hundreds of species of bacteria, fungi and microscopic animals. This little-known world of biodiversity plays a crucial role in supporting healthy ecosystems from forests to farmland. In aquatic sediments, organisms from difficult-to-study biological communities can act as powerful indicators of ecosystems change in response to impact and management. Our analyses unlock this powerful biological data layer, providing insights into soil health and ecosystem quality.

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The small things in nature are often the most important. They sit at the bottom of food webs and are sensitive indicators of ecological status – but they are also very difficult to study. Our Invertebrate services overcome the significant challenges associated with surveying these groups. We use metabarcoding to process unsorted collections of invertebrates, providing data at a scale that has not previously been accessible.

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What our clients have to say

With NatureMetrics’ innovative aquatic eDNA service, we at WWF Peru were able to fully achieve our survey goal of detecting spatial distributions of six culturally and commercially important aquatic species along the Maranon river, and we exceeded our goal by also detecting hundreds of additional vertebrate species, which we can start to take into account in designing a sensitive index of basin-ecosystem health.
WWF Peru

Thanks to the eDNA service provided by NatureMetrics, ERM has been able to prove the efficacy and Health and Safety benefits of using eDNA as a survey technique and to highlight its value as a method of rapidly scoping sites without the need for a specialist taxonomist to be present.  Following the successful use of eDNA in the Sierra Leone project, ERM has since commissioned NatureMetrics to analyse samples taken at mining development sites in Serbia, with promising results, including the detection of species of conservation concern not picked up by conventional survey methods.

Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

The results produced were well presented and easy to interpret.  They will be straightforward to compare with the results of subsequent years of sampling.  The summary of results presented at the start of the NatureMetrics report gives a concise synopsis of key findings.  The information in the report provided by NatureMetrics is in many ways ideal for a site such as this, where we are not expecting the occurrence of any particularly rare or interesting species (which might require specialist search methods) but are more interested in any changes in species composition and abundance.

Wild Frontier Ecology
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Carrying out a comprehensive biodiversity assessment has never been simpler.

1. Discuss

Discuss your project with our team of experts to map your requirements.

2. Register

Register your my.naturemetrics account then place and track your orders online.

3. Collect

Collect your samples and input data into the app, then post to our labs.

4. Analyse

NatureMetrics will process and analyse your samples.

5. Report

You will receive a detailed report of your results on your my.naturemetrics account.

6. Support

We will follow up and offer further support if you need it.

Steps 1 - 6 of the Nature Metrics Process; Discuss, Register, Collect, Analyse, Report, Support
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