Freshwater sciences consultancy: Centre for River EcoSystem Science
River habitat and lake habitat surveys
We undertake standard assessments for physical habitat quality of rivers and streams (River Habitat Survey) and lakes, ponds and reservoirs (Lake Habitat Survey) using accredited staff.
Development of assessment tools
We’re involved with environmental protection agencies and organisations such Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and SNIFFER in the development of a range of tools associated with the Water Framework Directive (WFD); for example the MImAS tool and the Canal classification tool.
CRESS can provide assessments of species composition, abundance, habitats and pressures on freshwater fish and fisheries resources.
Aquatic plants and macroinvertebrate surveys
Assessment of species composition, abundance and richness of aquatic plants and macroinvertebrates are important for assessing the nature conservation value of a reach. They can be used as indicators of ecosystem health.
Water quality analysis
We’re able to measure a range of water quality parameters including suspended solids, pH, dissolved oxygen, dissolved carbon, phosphate, nitrate and a number of other anions and cations.
CRESS has the capability to design, install and monitor surface and groundwater and understand the hydrology network and water budgets in a water system.