We are delighted to be featured in the latest In Practice magazine published by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
In Practice is CIEEM’s highly regarded quarterly membership publication aimed at raising professional standards and sharing knowledge.
The June 2023 edition invited contributions on any aspect of ecology and environmental management themed around “Invertebrates”.
Our Head of Marine at Thomson environmental consultants, authored a piece titled “Marine Macroinvertebrate Assessment: Challenges and Outlook”. In this, Daisy explains how new technologies can help aid taxonomic identification of marine macroinvertebrates which is important for conservation. DNA metabarcoding is faster than traditional analysis and can detect species that may be missed or difficult to identify by morphology. Artificial intelligence, using machine learning to train neural networks to identify specimens from photographs also holds promise.
Read the full article on pages 31-35 here –