Lab analyses


In species-specific research, species are identified using quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR). This method allows us to measure the presence of environmental DNA (eDNA) of a specific species. We can then determine the presence or absence of animals with very high reliability based on the genetic material they leave behind.

The qPCR research offers several advantages. This method of sampling causes little disruption to the animals and their environment. In addition, it is often more cost-efficient than traditional species-specific research.


In our DNA laboratory we can perform (q)PCR analyzes for various species, such as the weatherfish, burbot, moor frog, great crested newt and water shrew. We also have extensive experience with less common groups, such as crayfish, insects and bacteria.

Tailored research

It is also possible to assess the presence of rare species in a sample. This includes specific Red List species or species that are protected under wildlife legislation. In some cases it is also possible to perform a bespoke analysis. We stand open for discussing how we can use, develop and improve DNA methods for monitoring projects and ecological research!