Naturemetrics uses cutting-edge DNA analysis to monitor biodiversity and measure natural capital in the environment.
NatureMetrics can uncover multiple species from complex environmental samples in low-cost and repeatable ways. By surveying everything from bats to bacteria, they help understanding of how to protect and build natural capital through activities such as farming, energy generation and forestry. Close links to several very active academic research groups help to maintain their position on the cutting edge of the field.
Naturemetrics' focus is the use of high-throughput sequencing technology for rapid characterisation of whole communities, backed up with targeted assays for detecting individual species of interest. The methods we use are applicable in any terrestrial or aquatic environment, and can be applied to vertebrates, macro-invertebrates, meiofauna, microorganisms and plants.
For large projects with complex monitoring needs, they can generate project-specific baseline data and establish a tailored programme of ongoing monitoring to meet the specific data requirements of the project.