Applied Genomics

Applied Genomics

Ecological Assessment with Molecular Accuracy

Our mission is to build a better understanding of where the wild things are.

Based at the Brixham Environmental Laboratory, we are a small, dedicated team of experienced consultants and researchers. Our collective goal is to provide ecologists and natural resource managers with the genomics-based analyses they need to reduce information gaps, facilitate decision-making and optimise intended outcomes.

We deliver

We deliver local to landscape-scale environmental genomics assessments. From the deep sea to arid mountain tops and all environments between, ecogenomics techniques may be applied to any environment and our approach is particularly valuable for projects that have a higher level of operational difficulty, addressing questions that current ecology techniques cannot easily answer.

We develop

We develop bespoke solutions to better inform and optimise ecological management decisions. Our combination of specialist skills and extensive industry experience enable us to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach that incorporates techniques from ecology, environmental science, molecular biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics and spatial modelling.

What is ecoGenomics?

Ecogenomics is the application of genomics techniques to enhance ecological assessments. Using trace amounts of genomic material recovered from environmental samples, we are able to characterise a wide range of taxa and their distribution in the environment. Applying our ecogenomics approach, information gaps may be significantly reduced, effective management outcomes may be facilitated and intended outcomes optimised.

Our ecogenomics approach is cost-effective, non-invasive, rapid, robust and presents a significant leap forward in delivering ecological assessments with molecular accuracy.

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Sebastian Mynott, Chief Operations Officer and Principal Molecular Ecologist
Brixham Environmental Laboratory, Freshwater Quarry, Brixham, TQ5 8BA
Switchboard Number: 
01803 611 818

Consultancy Services and Products

Biodiversity Assessment Sebastian Mynott
Connectivity Assessment Sebastian Mynott