BUG is a consulting arm of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University, located within the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences.
A comprehensive range of facilities is available in-house, enabling us to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for ecological monitoring and scientific advisory services.
In addition, BUG's wide network of Associates means that we can build project-specific teams with unrivaled expertise and facilities to deliver project objectives.
Below are a selection of some of the key in-house facilities and capabilities available at BUG.
FIELD MONITORING CAPABILITY
Extensive field monitoring capability for a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial biota and habitats
Specialist laboratories for taxonomic identification of specimens
Flow velocity, discharge and bathymetry using Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
STEREO BRUV SURVEYS
Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) surveys using stereo cameras to assess abundance and size classes.
Fleet of drones, CAA licenced pilots and Permission for Commercial Operations
Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) surveys of aquatic species, habitats and structures
Commercial diver surveys; species surveys, inspections, underwater archaeology
LOCAL FIELD STATION
Access to local field station based at the FBA laboratories on the River Frome, Dorset
EXPERIMENTAL TANKS & CHANNELS
Access to indoor tanks and outdoor channels for research experiments
HOME OFFICE & ILFA LICENSED
Establishment and Personal Home Office licences necessary for surgical procedures
High-tech genetics laboratories for applied research, including eDNA development
ACOUSTIC & RADIO TELEMETRY
Acoustic and radio telemetry capabilities for tagging and tracking ecological studies
High Definition digital microscopy for detailed examination of specimens
Research into eDNA techniques for assessing fish populations.
EXTENSIVE LIBRARY SERVICES
Access to a vast library of current scientific publications and grey literature