Biodiversity and Ecology

Marscco provides a range of research services on biodiversity (species composition) and ecology of juvenile and adult fishes targeted to rapid Baseline Surveys, environmental impact assessments and monitoring. Sampling methods include passive (netting) and active fishing, electrofishing and underwater visual surveys. Services cover all aquatic habitats, from freshwater and estuarine to offshore deep-sea slope waters, with quantitative/qualitative data examined using standard univariate and multivariate statistics.

Services include:

  • Species identification
  • Spatial and temporal distribution and occurrence
  • Length and weight frequency analyses
  • Stomach content analysis
  • Reproductive biology (GSI - Gonadosomatic Index)
  • Aging (removal of otoliths)
  • Evaluation of Heavy Metals