Taxonomy Services

Skills in fauna and flora taxonomy are essential to characterize animal and plant communities. Examining fluctuations in different species and their abundances assist Ecologists in understanding the stressors impacting ecological communities. The composition of some species of fauna (including aquatic worms, non-biting midges and macroinvertebrates) and flora (for example phytoplankton) are used as indicators of pollution and environmental conditions. Some aquatic fauna and flora are pest species such as mosquitoes, biting midges and cyanobacteria with known human, fisheries, agricultural and ecological health implications.

Aquen provides a taxonomic identification service across a range of fauna and flora types:

Invertebrate Fauna Taxonomy

Marine benthic invertebrates
Freshwater macroinvertebrates
Chironomids
Mosquitoes
Stygofauna
Zooplankton

Fish Taxonomy

Fish larvae, juveniles and adults
Fish gut analysis

Flora Taxonomy

Microalgae
Phytoplankton
Macroalgae
Seagrass communities
Mangrove Forests
Aquatic plants
Littoral vegetation
Sand dune vegetation