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IEc's scientific staff provide comprehensive and scientifically defensible analyses in a wide variety of situations. IEc has worked nationally and internationally on evaluating biological and ecological systems in a diverse range of ecosystems, such as rivers, lakes, wetlands, coral reefs, oceans, forests, and deserts. Areas of expertise include:

  • Ecotoxicology;
  • Conservation biology;
  • Community ecology;
  • Population biology;
  • Evolutionary ecology and biology; and
  • Animal behavior.

Our analyses have focused on all levels of biology and ecology, including:

  • Biochemistry;
  • Histology;
  • Behavior;
  • Growth;
  • Survival;
  • Reproductive success;
  • Population dynamics; and
  • Primary and secondary productivity.

IEc’s ecologists also have extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory studies. Examples include:

  • Contaminant exposure in invertebrates, fin- and shellfish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians;
  • Wetland productivity;
  • Ecosystem recovery following forest fires;
  • Groundwater contamination;
  • Soil and sediment contamination; and
  • Ecological constraints on isolated freshwater fish populations.
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IEc staff members have presented at scientific conferences, organized and presented at public meetings, and developed fact sheets to communicate our results to the scientific community and the general public.
Quantifying histological changes in fish due to contaminant exposure;

Investigating avian reproductive success;

Documenting changes in biodiversity; and

Evaluating whole ecosystem changes.