About Us


The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is a thriving membership association, independent scientific organisation and a registered charity. Founded in 1929, we promote freshwater science through innovative research, maintained specialist scientific facilities, a programme of scientific meetings, production of publications, and by providing sound independent scientific opinion.

There are several different organisations based at the River Laboratory site at East Stoke, Wareham in Dorset.

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary is a London-based university that is ranked as one of the best due to research in the UK.

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is a relatively new university that has received acclaim for it’s work in the media industry due to it being the home of the Centre for Excellance in Media Practice centre.

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is a leading charity that promotes game and wildlife management. They carry out research to determine the causes of the decline in certain specifics.

Environmental Scientifics Group

The Environmental Scientifics Group is a leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services. They offer technical expertise and services through a network of laboratories, advice and field-based operations.

Fels Consulting

Fels Consulting is a small company that specialises in developing practical and innovative solutions for our clients. From stand alone MS Access databases to fully integrated MS SQL Server ASP.NET driven web sites.