Environmental DNA for Targeted Environmental Surveys

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Environmental DNA (eDNA) potentially allows us to detect species in the environment, without physically sampling organisms. This could revolutionise environmental surveys, especially in subterranean environments where sampling is challenging.

 

Biologic Environmental Survey has been collaborating with industry partners Genotyping Australia to explore the possible applications of eDNA to subterranean surveys. Paired with robust baseline survey work, we have successfully detected eDNA of two species of subterranean micro-crustacean from Pilbara groundwater samples.

 

Biologic’s Senior Geneticist, Joel Huey, will be presenting “Environmental DNA for targeted environmental surveys” at the Biodiversity Conference 2021 (Resilient Landscapes) 15-17 September 2021 https://biodiversity2021.com/program/

 

For more information about the conference, follow the link below.

https://biodiversity2021.com/program/

 (image: M. Lythe)

A New Framework for 3D Modelling of Subterranean Fauna Habitats

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Western Australia’s Pilbara and Yilgarn regions are recognised as global biodiversity hotspots for subterranean fauna, and yet subterranean habitats provide extreme challenges for fauna surveys and impact assessment.

 

Biologic Environmental Survey has worked intensively with industry partners Rio Tinto to produce a robust framework for three-dimensional (3D) subterranean fauna habitat modelling.

 

The framework combines specialist technical knowledge with advanced modelling capabilities in Leapfrog Geo to produce a rigorous 3D representation of the suitability, extent, and connectivity of subterranean fauna habitats.

 

Biologic’s Subterranean Fauna Technical Leader, Shae Callan, will be presenting “A new framework for 3D modelling of subterranean fauna habitats” at the Biodiversity Conference 2021 (Resilient Landscapes) 15-17 September 2021 

 

For more information about the conference and to learn more about how and why we do this work, follow the links below.

https://biodiversity2021.com/program/

https://youtu.be/YfPpwtaqCGs