• Biodiversity of streams and rivers
    Research scientists assess
    freshwater systems.
  • Freeze-core technique sampling hyporheic zone of rivers
    Quantitative sampling for benthic species
    in streambed sediments.
  • Ecological and water quality assessments
    using protozoans and invertebrates.
  • Biodiversity of lakes and wetlands
    Ecological evaluation of
    endangered habitats and species.
  • Ciliate species communities
    Ecological studies of protozoans
    in natural systems and residual waters.

Hello and welcome to  PJSchmid Scientific Consulting.


Aquatic scientists assess biodiversity, ecological impacts and water quality in freshwater systems. We have the expertise and competence to deliver the answers you need to achieve sustainable results.   

Our expertise

Biodiversity analysis

Species identification of freshwater algae, protozoans and invertebrates, including benthic meiofauna. Biological and ecological assessment of water quality using the saprobic index based on protozoan species. We are experts in difficult taxa such as ciliates, benthic rotifers and chironomids.

Impact assessment

Ecological and environmental assessment and monitoring of hydroelectric plants, pulp mills and other pollution sources impacting streams, rivers, estuaries, ponds, lakes and wetlands. Advices on how to avoid ecological damage or distinctly minimize negative effects on ecosystems.

Statistics

Advice on study design, sampling methods and statistical analyses for ecological investigations and related fields. We are experts in quantitative hyporheic and groundwater sampling techniques. Assistance in project planning to obtain data publishable in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Ecological assessments and analysis

Ecological surveys

Surveys of freshwater habitats and their protozoan and invertebrate species assemblages, including water-quality assessment using bioindicators, with application of saprobic indices based on protozoans.

Ecological impacts

Evaluation and monitoring of man-made aquatic ecosystem changes, including those caused by hydroelectric impoundments, pulp mill effluents, wastewater treatment plants, habitat alterations, and point and nonpoint source contaminations.

Mitigations

Mitigating the extent and effect of aquatic habitat changes by applying water-quality improvement programmes, habitat-rehabilitation procedures, system-restoration schemes, and supervision of ecological monitoring work.

Our Company

The aquatic consultancy team

Cage-pipe sampling to study colonization processes in the streambed sediments

About us

We are scientific experts working on biodiversity, community and food-web ecology, and environmental aspects of freshwater systems. We provide advisory services and expertise for sustainable developments and innovative, efficient solutions with leading edge standards.

We are experts in the taxonomy and identification of aquatic protozoans and invertebrate species, and in biodiversity, ecological impact and water quality assessments. We conducted environmental impact studies, ecological surveys and water quality and statistical analyses for statutory agencies, the corporate and private sector for more than 30 years. Our highly qualified team combines international experience, scientific precision, ecological knowledge, and statistical expertise. We have conducted many scientific research projects and ecological assessments in Europe, North and South America. We are strongly committed to improve our understanding and protection of the natural environment.

The key team

PJSchmid Scientific Consulting are a team of experts in assessing biodiversity, water quality and ecological effects on aquatic ecosystems ranging from streams, wetlands to estuaries.

Why choose us?

PJSchmid Scientific Consulting's highest standard is underlined by the variety of aquatic research projects with which we have been involved and by a long list of peer-reviewed international scientific and expert publications from over thirty years of scientific research.

Some applied projects

Some of our clients

  • London Crossrail
  • ERA Sustentable
  • Knepp Castle Estate
  • Swarovski Wattens
  • EWA KW Kartell
  • River Danube Verbund
  • Ministerium für Umwelt Rheinland-Pfalz
  • River realignment

Get in touch

Feel free to contact us if we can assist you or if you have questions about our services and products.  Our office hours are from Monday through Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 (UTC-04).  You can reach us either by phone or via email, using the mobile number or email link below.  As aquatic scientists, we spend a good deal of time in the field, and therefore, will not always be able to reply promptly.  If you call us when we are not available, please leave us a message.  We monitor our voice mail and email on a regular basis and will make efforts to respond as soon as possible.

  • info@pjschmid.com

  • (+56) 990 782 567; (+56) 966 463 948

  • PJSchmid, Ancud, POBox 274, Chiloé, Chile.