Analytical Services

  • Qualitative Algal Identification:

All algae are identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible and are reported out as Dominant, Subdominant or Present based on a visual estimation of biomass.

  • Semi-Quantitative Analysis for Cyanobacteria:

Only Cyanobacteria are identified, enumerated and reported.

  • Semi-Quantitative Analysis for algae:

All algae seen during analysis are identified, enumerated and reported. NAL offers fresh and marine water algae analysis services for universities, government agencies, private industry, lake owner organizations and individuals concerned with local water quality.

  • Quantitative Analysis:

All algae seen during analysis are identified, enumerated and their respective biovolumes are determined and reported.

  • Photomicroscopy:

Through using light microscopy, NAL can produce exceptionally high-quality, digital photomicroscopy images of algae to include in reports and various other media. Learn more about our photomicroscopy services.