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Don't Let That Data Sit on a Shelf -- Find Out What it all Means!

PhycoTech and MaxDepth Aquatics are pleased to announce new joint services for their clients. Starting immediately, MaxDepth Aquatics and PhycoTech are teaming up to prepare interpretive reports for samples submitted for identification and quantification. Together, they will combine their resources for their clients to provide the best in taxonomic services and interpretive capabilities, including modeling and historical analysis of large multi-year datasets. This is a natural extension of the on-going collaboration between the principals, Ann St. Amand and Joe Eilers, over the past 15 years, including five joint publications in the field. PhycoTech ( is a leader in the taxonomic field particularly with respect to the identification and quantification of phytoplankton, periphyton, zooplankton, mussel veligers, macroinvertebrates, fungi, and bacterial taxa. Ann St. Amand is Part Coordinator, Part 10000 Biological Examination, and Joint Task Group Chair, Plankton Section (10200), Standard Methods for the Examination of Waste Water and Water. Ann is also co-chair of the Blue-Green Algal Initiative for the North American Lake Management Society, and a certified lake professional. MaxDepth Aquatics ( has been involved in collection, analysis, and modeling of water quality data for water resource managers. Joe Eilers has more than 50 publications in the field of water resource management; he is accredited as a professional hydrologist, an aquatic biologist, and a certified lake manager. Joe has extensive field experience that provides invaluable perspective when interpreting the type of complex taxonomic data produced by PhycoTech.

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Upton's Salmon in the Classroom: Working for Scale

Algal Ecology & Taxonomy ID Workshops Coming in 2016

Basic Workshop: July 25-26, 2016 ~ $600/person

Advanced Workshop: July 27-29, 2016 ~ $900/person

Combined Workshops: July 25-29, 2016 ~ $1,400/person

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MSNBC's Blame Hitchcock's crazed birds on toxic algae

A Well of Deep Concern: Local Middle School students from Upton work up a thirst learning about world water shortages

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Micro-Organism Image Collection now available ON LINE! Access all 3000+ images at 72 dpi (higher resolutions available directly from PhycoTech (see above)


Visit McNALMS new website!

Brain Toxin found in Algae in Water April 2005

Phycotech's Memorial Web Page for Nelson Barger, brother of Dr. St. Amand

Dr. St. Amand is certified by the North American Lake Management Society as a Certified Lake Professional.

Check out our Links Page . We've redesigned it to make Division specific taxonomic sites easier to find, verified the existing links and added over 30 new sites to our lists. Included is a section for faster web searching for taxonomic information, including Google Image Search. Look for an upcoming link to a web gallery of images taken during several years of Algal Identification Workshops offered at the annual symposium of the North American Lake Management Society! If you have any additional links you would like added, we especially like to include educational links and sites with algal, zooplankton or macroinvertebrate images (freshwater and marine), please let us know.

We are pleased to announce that we now offer permanent mounts of zooplankton (See our Services Page). This allows return to the same sample for verification and additional data, as well as the ability to archive in a slide format!

We also now offer bacterial counts using DAPI stain, in addition to the current Acriflavin and Acridine Orange methods we already utilize.

PhycoTech's customers can now submit algal, bacterial, zooplankton and macroinvertebrate samples to one company and have them all analyzed by expert taxonomists.


By the way, for interested viewers, the lighthouse icon for the Company page actually is St. Joseph's lighthouse, which we can see down the street from our lab!

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