Consistent with our deep commitment to finding practical environmental solutions based on sound science, LimnoTech conducts and utilizes applied research to serve our clients. Complex environmental problems often present challenges that are not amenable to conventional engineering solutions and require development of new approaches or tools. Some recent examples include in-place remedial strategies for contaminated sediments, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for toxic chemicals in large estuarine and coastal systems, and ecosystem alterations caused by invasive species. In such cases, solutions that are sustainable, cost-effective, and acceptable to multiple stakeholders depend upon applied research components embedded within the overall projects.
At LimnoTech, our scientists and engineers not only conduct their own applied research, but often partner with colleagues in universities, government research laboratories, or non-profit organizations on projects funded by federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Science Foundation.
For applied research, LimnoTech offers:
- Mathematical model research and development
- Aquatic ecological assessment and ecosystem restoration research
- Contaminant exposure and effects research
- Research in water sustainability
"Following 10 years of research and consulting collaborations, I decided to engage formally with LimnoTech because they epitomize the entrepreneurial mindset to offer innovative engineering solutions to emerging environmental needs, as a value-added service to clients."
Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor