Ecological & Biological Sciences

Assess biological and ecological impacts for challenging environmental projects

Finding a pragmatic path forward in large, complex environmental projects — whether sustainability initiatives, environmental permitting, or natural resource damage assessments — requires a strategic, multidisciplinary approach combined with detailed technical analysis. Exponent's ecological and biological scientists work with our environmental, health, and engineering teams to help clients tackle multifaceted issues.

How do you effectively move projects forward while reducing or remediating biological and ecological risks?

Exponent's Ecological & Biological Sciences practice assists clients with complex environmental challenges related to natural and human interactions and their impact on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. We provide scientifically defensible insights and strategic support on ecological issues involving contamination, natural resource management, land use, sustainability, restoration, and assessing environmental risks from products and technologies.

We have evaluated the risks posed by chemicals, new products, biological stressors, physical alterations, and vulnerabilities associated with climate change. Our consultants are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the development and implementation of innovative approaches and tools for ecological risk assessment, sustainability issues in business, natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), ecology, ecotoxicology, ecological restoration, geospatial and ecological modeling, ecological risk, and evaluating chemical bioavailability to human and ecological receptors.


With multidisciplinary expertise — from microbiology and statistics to ecology, natural resources economics, and wildlife management — Exponent's Ecological & Biological Sciences practice supports clients in a range of applications.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.

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Lana Semenova

Managing Scientist