Workshop: Integrating eDNA into bioassessment and monitoring of subterranean fauna in Western Australia

Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre, Kensington 17 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington, Western Australia, Australia

What will the future look like? Resource companies in Western Australia are mandated to assess and monitor groundwater biodiversity as part of the State’s Environmental Protection Agency legislative requirements. However, current groundwater survey techniques rely on traditional taxonomy and DNA sequencing of individual specimens, which are time-consuming, expensive and biased towards common taxa. The ARC…