Ecological & Biological Sciences
Exponent's Ecological and Biological Sciences core practice helps our clients address complex environmental issues related to natural and human interactions as they impact terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Our scientists provide scientifically defensible solutions and strategic support on complex ecological issues involving contamination, natural resource management, land use, sustainability and restoration of resources, and risks of technologies and products to the environment. We have assessed the risks posed by chemicals (e.g., organics, metals), new products (e.g., pesticides), biological stressors (e.g., invasive species), physical alterations (e.g., land use changes, wildfires), and vulnerabilities associated with climate change. Our consultants are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the development and implementation of innovative approaches and tools in ecological risk assessment, environmental risk and impact assessment, ecotoxicology, causal analysis, natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), ecological restoration, geospatial and ecological modelling, bioavailability evaluation of chemicals to human and ecological receptors.