The cutting edge of biodiversity monitoring
We are a trusted one stop shop for all your DNA-based biomonitoring challenges. We have built up unrivalled global expertise in the practical applications of eDNA and metabarcoding, meaning we can describe whole communities from complex environmental samples. By surveying everything from nematodes to newts, we help clients monitor biodiversity in contexts ranging from conservation to environmental impact assessment. We've analysed eDNA-based surveys from ponds, rivers, lakes, coasts and oceans from the equator to the North Pole.
What our clients say
“With NatureMetrics’ innovative aquatic eDNA service, we at WWF Peru were able to fully achieve our survey goal of detecting the spatial distributions of six culturally and commercially important aquatic species along the Marañon river, and we exceeded our goal by also detecting hundreds of additional vertebrate species, which we can now start to take into account in designing a sensitive index of basin-ecosystem health.Without eDNA and NatureMetrics, we would have been relegated to visual surveys for just river dolphins, itself requiring more field time than the eDNA survey, and to opportunistic interviews for the other five target species, which are less reliable, auditable, and systematic. The hundreds of other species detections would not have been possible at all.”
- 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)
“It was just mind-blowing to see the diversity of invertebrate life identified through Nature Metrics’ DNA analysis of these three rivers. If there was ever a means of illustrating and understanding the ecologic wonders of an English chalk stream – this was it.” - Charles Watson – Chairman River Action