Revolutionising biodiversity monitoring in freshwater ecosystems using environmental DNA
Grant number: LP140100731 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017
Australian biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate and freshwater species are particularly at risk. Effective conservation of freshwater biodiversity depends on reliable, accurate and cost-efficient monitoring techniques for assessing species communities and key environmental assets and threats. However, current techniques are inefficient, expensive and highly invasive. This project aims to utilise a novel methodology known as environmental DNA to revolutionise biodiversity surveys in freshwater environments, and aims to lead to a substantial increase in positive conservation outcomes through cost-efficient and accurate assessments of the distributions and abundances of both nativ..View full description
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