what we offer
Freshwater Stream Habitat Assessment and Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy
Stream mapping and biological assessments are crucial elements for environmental impact assessments and stream restoration efforts. EAI staff are trained, audited, and registered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Habitat Assessment (HA) and Stream Condition Index (SCI) sampling. The taxonomic lab at EAI is well-equipped to process and identify SCI macroinvertebrates for SCI stream scoring. Our senior taxonomist has trained with world experts in several insect groups, and holds a certification from the Society for Freshwater Science for genus-level eastern Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, & Trichoptera. Macroinvertebrate samples can be collected by EAI field staff, or shipped by clients to EAI’s lab from registered SCI biologists for processing, identification, and index calculations.
EAI’s scientists routinely conduct a variety of habitat assessments in both wetland and upland environments. Wetland delineation and characterization of plant communities is typically required in support of permit applications for land development, dock/marina construction, utility corridor selection, bridge crossings, and similar projects potentially affecting wetlands. Assessment of natural communities is an integral part of habitat conservation planning, public lands management, and permitting for land development. These assessments involve classification and mapping of plant communities and surveys for state and federally protected species that are likely to occur there. Our assessments are used to inform project owners of regulatory requirements and develop measures to minimize impacts to sensitive natural resources during and following project construction.
Sea Turtle Monitoring Conservation Programs
Sea Turtle Lighting Evaluations
Power Plant Studies
Natural Resource Management
Benthic Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy
Ichthyoplankton And Meroplankton Taxonomy
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring Mapping
Water Quality Monitoring
Habitat Conservation Planning
Marine Mammal Protection
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