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Water vole environmental DNA analysis service

Crestwood Environmental are delighted to offer a new exclusive service for the detection of water vole environmental DNA (eDNA), an innovative novel method for quickly and accurately detecting the presence of water vole in aquatic habitats from a simple water sample.

The technique utilises a methodology based on the technique used for the well-established great crested newt eDNA analysis technique, adapted to account for the varied habitats used by water voles.  Used in combination with traditional survey methods or as a stand-alone survey technique, eDNA analysis provides accurate and reliable detected or not-detected results for water vole at a specific aquatic location.

The method has been developed and tested by Crestwood, the sole provider of this service.

Advantages of using eDNA analysis for water vole:

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the technique and its potential applications has been compiled and can be found here.

To discuss your requirements, get more information or to order your sampling kits, please phone 01902 229 563 or email lab@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk.