Short-term and long-term environmental monitoring is a cornerstone of Aquatic Ecology's work. This is normally associated with resource consent requirements. Clients for this type of work have included District Councils, The Department of Conservation, Landcare Research, NIWA, and Vineyards.The work has included monitoring of water quality, invertebrate populations, freshwater fish stocks, fish habitats, and fish spawning surveys.
Aquatic Ecology has a wide variety of field equipment, including water quality meters, boats, a large variety of fishing and invertebrate sampling equipment, and flow gauging gear. We have an MPI permit to undertake surveys of aquatic biota using scientific and unconventional methods.