Our Services

Training and Education

Training and Education

MBI also offers extensive professional training in a number of areas, including the following:

  • Aquatic physical habitat and biological assessment techniques (Fish, Macroinvertebrates, QHEI)
  • Wetland assessment techniques (ORAM, VIBI, Amph IBI, ID of Common Wetland Plants, Wetland Delineation)
  • Primary headwater assessment techniques (Macroinvertebrates, Amphibians, Fish, HHEI)
  • Ohio Credible Data Program training (Levels 2 and 3)
  • Water quality sampling techniques
Data Analysis

Data Analysis

  • Data management and analysis including the assurance of data quality and integrity
  • Development of regional stress:response relationships to better understand the effects of stressors on aquatic and wetland biota
  • Development of biological assessment techniques including indices and models
  • Ecological flow determination
  • Urban impacts on water quality and flow regimes
Wetland and Terrestrial Bioassessment

Wetland and Terrestrial Bioassessment

  • Wetland assessments
  • Wetland delineation
  • Wetland restoration
  • Crayfish distributional and ecology studies
  • Herpetological monitoring and surveys
Aquatic Bioassessment

Aquatic Bioassessment

  • Biological Assessments in streams, rivers and lakes  
  • Fisheries surveys using electrofishing techniques 
  • Macroinvertebrate sampling using techniques ranging from multi-habitat methods to artificial substrates
  • Macroinvertebrate taxonomy identifications to the lowest level practicable, including sample sorting and reduction
  • Water quality and chemical assessments
  • Comprehensive analysis of biological, habitat, and water quality data
  • Biological, habitat, and chemical sampling and assessment consistent with the Ohio Credible Data Program
  • Bioassessments in support of aquatic habitat restoration projects
Regulatory and Policy Development Assistance

Regulatory and Policy Development Assistance

  • Design of monitoring plans and programs at the watershed, regional, state, and inter-state levels
  • Analysis of watershed level bioassessment, habitat, and chemical/physical data in support of watershed restoration prioritization
  • Wetland watershed studies
  • Wetland Water Quality Standards rule development
  • State and tribal wetland program development
  • Development of methodologies for setting temperature criteria for rivers and streams
  • Development of tiered aquatic life uses (TALU) and numeric biocriteria for various states