Services and Rates
We provide a full range of services related to water quality management including standard limnological sampling and analyses, cyanotoxin analyses, the identification, culturing, and enumeration of phytoplankton and zooplankton, nutrient analyses, and experimental design and pond management consultation. We aim to provide reliable and quick service at a fair price. Discounts are available for bulk and/or simplified analyses. Limited pro bono services may be available for some analyses for individuals or groups unable to cover expenses. Services that we are unable to complete to your or our satisfaction will not be charged. Methods for most of the offered services are published in the peer-reviewed, scientific literature and available below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about existing or currently unlisted services.
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|Methylisoborneol (MIB) (GC-MS)||$75||10|
|Microcystin (ELISA) in algae||$50||13|
|Microcystin (ELISA) in water||$50||13|
|Microcystin (ELISA) in fish||$125||13|
|Phytoplankton enumeration||contact us||4|
|Zooplankton enumeration||contact us||12|
|Water quality analyses|
|Chlorophyll a (phytoplankton; Chl a)||$25||13|
|Phycocyanin (cyanobacteria; Phyc)||$50||6|
|Total suspended solids (TSS)||$25||2|
|Total phosphorus (TP)||$25||3|
|Total nitrogen (TN)||$25||3|
|Soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP)||$25||7|
|Limnological sampling||contact us|
|Pond management||contact us|
|Experimental design||contact us|
1. Edmundson, W.T. (1959) Freshwater Biology, Wiley.
4. Hasle, G.R. (1978) The inverted-microscope method. In: Phytoplankton manual. (Ed: A. Sournia), pp. 88-96. UNESCO, Paris, France.
6. Kasinak, J.-M. E., B. M. Holt, M. F. Chislock, and A. E. Wilson. 2015. Benchtop fluorometry of phycocyanin as a rapid approach for estimating cyanobacterial biovolume. Journal of Plankton Research 37(1):248-257.
7. Murphy, J. & Riley, L.P. (1962) A modified single solution method for the determination of phosphate in natural waters. Analytica Chimica Acta, 27, 31-36.
8. Prescott, G.W. (1962) Algae of the western Great Lakes area, W. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, Iowa.
10. Schrader, K.K., Nanayakkara, N.P.D., Tucker, C.S., Rimando, A.M., GAnzera, M., and Schaneberg, B.T. (2003) Novel derivatives of 9,10-anthraquinone are selective algicides against the musty-odor cyanobacterium Oscillatoria perornata. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69, 5319-5327.
11. Wetzel, R.G. & Likens, G.E. (1991) Limnological Analyses, Spring-Verlag, Berlin.
13. Wilson, A.E., Gossiaux, D.C., Höök, T.O., Berry, J.P., Landrum, P.F., Dyble, J. & Guildford, S.J. (2008) Evaluation of the human health threat associated with the hepatotoxin, microcystin, in the muscle and liver tissues of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 65, 1487-1497.
14. Wilson, A.E., Sarnelle, O., Neilan, B.A., Salmon, T.P., Gehringer, M.M. & Hay, M.E. (2005) Genetic variation of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa within and among lakes: implications for harmful algal blooms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71, 6126-6133.