NatureMetrics team members Dr Kat Bruce and Dr Lynsey Harper are among the authors of a newly-published research paper titled ‘A validation scale to determine the readiness of environmental DNA assays for routine species monitoring’. A key message of the paper is that assays at intermediate validation levels may still be highly effective and can be informative for applied monitoring. Crucially, the paper provides guidance on how to interpret positive and negative results from assays at each stage of the scale.
NatureMetrics has been listed in Sifted's Sustain 100: the European sustainability startups to watch in 2021. Sifted cherrypicked the 100 most innovative startups across climate tech, cleantech, GreenTech and beyond.
NatureMetrics will be joining Robert Downey Jr’s FootPrint Coalition team on their Fridays with Footprint webchat. Fridays with Footprint is a weekly conversation to get to know the world of FootPrint Coalition.
The UK Govt has recently announced action to help stop the decline of biodiversity by 2030. NatureMetrics applauds this “Net Zero for Nature”. However, we are mindful that the effectiveness with which these reforms are implemented and monitored will determine the extent to which they produce real progress.
eDNA technology has been highlighted in the recent IUCN guidelines as a cost-effective way of gathering data while minimising the need for people on the ground. These guidelines were published to help companies evaluate their biodiversity performance and promote internal decision-making and external disclosure.
NatureMetrics is delighted to announce a £6.5m investment and a relocation to Surrey Research Park to expand our growing business delivering biodiversity data to businesses, NGOs and governments using DNA. This growth will expand our product range, as we make use of the facilities in Surrey Research Park to refine and develop our technology.
A new film has successfully crowdfunded £30,000 to showcase rarely shot footage of Britain’s Hidden Fishes. NatureMetrics supported the crowdfund by donating four eDNA Discovery Labs with 100 % of the sales given to the project.
The Scottish Government and NatureMetrics are using innovative nature monitoring to report on progress towards global biodiversity goals. In this new project, the Scottish Government are progressing nature reporting by developing new landscape level nature monitoring using DNA.
Joe is involved in all aspects of operations at NatureMetrics, whether it be overseeing our orders, communicating with clients, designing and managing our website or liaising with marketing operations.
The 1000 rivers project is a combined effort to sample 1000 of the rivers that feed into the North Atlantic Ocean. Capturing knowledge on such a large geographical scale involves many partners, including NatureMetrics.
The NatureMetrics GCN team has for the third year running scored a perfect ten out of ten in the FAPAS GCN eDNA proficiency test. This year, NatureMetrics was one of five companies that were able to achieve a 100% score.
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