Our quality assurance and experience make us the partner of choice for ecologists needing accurate and timely results. Our eDNA analysis adheres to Natural England’s protocol, so you can trust in our results.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques have proven to have a number of advantages over more traditional methods of sampling.
- With eDNA analysis there are less restrictions on when you can sample giving you the flexibility you need and the tests are fast and simple to perform potentially saving you time and money.
Great crested newts are a protected species in this country so they can’t be disturbed. Survey reports and mitigation plans are required for development projects that could affect protected species, so it’s important to show that you have tested for the presence of great crested newts in ponds on any development site. Fera has been at the heart of eDNA testing for great crested newts in the UK. If you suspect a great crested newt habitat on your development site, don’t hesitate to get in touch and order your 2020 great crested newt testing now.
We can also offer bespoke training in eDNA techniques that can be carried out at your own place of work or at our state of the art conference centre at Fera, Sand Hutton in York, so please get in touch.
DNA barcoding is a technique we can use to identify different individual species from environmental DNA. A prime example is using bat guano to identify specific species of bat roosting in buildings. Alternatively, it can be employed through metabarcoding to monitor a wide range of species simultaneously in environmental samples. Please contact us here if this is something you’d be interested in.
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