Our microscopy lab is equipped for high-resolution imaging and taxonomy of biological specimens including:

Benthic invertebrates


Fish larvae


Soft algae and filamentous bacteria

Surface imaging of industrial materials and products

These analyses can be linked to environmental impact studies, integrity analyses, waste management assessments and industrial process advancements.
Taxonomic services can assist with understanding the influence of industrial activities on aquatic habitats, complying with government regulations, research support and biomonitoring programs.
Using the Ontario Benthic Biomonitoring Network’s (OBBN) framework for evaluating aquatic ecosystem conditions, River Lab’s certified taxonomists can provide analyses of benthic macro-invertebrates to species level.