Meiofaunal Analyses

A unique monitoring and assessment service for terrestrial and aquatic habitats that is based on analyses of the communities of diverse and abundant microscopic organisms that live in the spaces between soil and sediment particles. This specialist technique was developed in the 1980s by Physalia as a monitoring service for regulators, enabling accurate and reliable detection and delineation of impacts associated with industrial and domestic effluents and other waste materials

We now supply these services to industry worldwide as a means of assessing the efficacy of effluent treatment programmes, detecting and monitoring impacts of terrestrial contamination (e.g. from landfills or present on legacy sites) and for assessing the existence and extent of environmental impacts of neighbouring operations that might otherwise lead to false blame for environmental harm

Examples of assignments using meiofaunal analyses include:

Physalia Meiofaunal Services Unit; Metepsilonema - Nematoda
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