C&R Consulting’s head office (Townsville) has a small, scientific laboratory on the premises. The C&R laboratory has the capability for microscopic analysis, limited wet chemistry and soil testing to be undertaken.
Best-practice methods (AusRivAS) for macroinvertebrate assessments require the identification of individuals to the family level within the laboratory by a suitably qualified assessor. C&R employ AusRivAS-accredited staff to undertake detailed assessments of both live- and laboratory-picked samples. C&R have developed in-house QA/QC procedures in line with appropriate Australian standards to ensure the accuracy of each assessment. C&R can perform the entire macroinvertebrate survey (i.e. including required field collection procedures) for a client – or simply identify macroinvertebrates within samples collected by the client.
For a quote regarding laboratory costs for identifying macroinvertebrates, please contact our principal aquatic ecologist Matt Knott via email.
Wet Chemistry and Soil Testing
C&R offer limited testing and preliminary screening of samples of soil and sediment. Please note that this is not a NATA-accredited facility.
- Wet chemistry and soil testing services available include:
- Preliminary testing for acid sulphate soils;
- Limited sediment and soil sieving;
- Preliminary clay dispersivity testing;
- General carbonate mineral speciation by weak acid testing; and
- Electrical conductivity and hydrogen ion activity testing.
For more information on soil testing, please contact Ben Cuff via email.