Detecting Nature's Fingerprint
We use cutting-edge environmental DNA (eDNA) technology for wildlife detection and monitoring. At the forefront of research and application in Australia, we provide eDNA services that innovate how our clients gather wildlife and biodiversity data, helping to protect our fragile biodiversity.
What is eDNA?
Every living creature leaves traces of DNA in the environment through skin cells, hair, scales and other bodily secretion. This is known as environmental DNA - nature's fingerprint! At EnviroDNA, it is our job to find it. By collecting an environmental sample, such as water, soil or scats, we can trace native wildlife, pests and introduced species. eDNA is an innovative, sensitive and cost-effective technique that is ready to be added to your surveying toolkit.
Targeted Species Detection
We use qPCR methods to detect traces of DNA that species shed into the environment. This is an ideal solution if you are looking to survey species for priority or threatened species management, or efficiently detect species that are cryptic or low in abundance.
Biodiversity assessments using eDNA metabarcoding are ideal for efficient, broad-scale biodiversity monitoring. Using next generation sequencing and comprehensive DNA reference libraries we deliver high-quality detection data for a range of taxonomic groups including amphibians, vertebrates, fish, decapods, invertebrates and macroinvertebrates.
Scat and Diet Analysis
Scat analysis techniques using DNA can help accurately identify species, the individual and often, its sex. Using eDNA metabarcoding, we can also perform diet analysis studies that produce powerful insights into the diet and health of species.
We do more than collect and analyse environmental samples. Our data solutions using cutting edge-tools help summarise, analyse, and visualise eDNA data to get the most value out of results.
Traditional Owner Program
Providing Traditional Owners, as the waterway managers and environmental water holders on Country, with the skills to undertake eDNA water sampling. Gain eDNA sampling and data interpretation skills to understand species distributions and inform management and decision making on Country.
We work with government, consultancies, Traditional Owner organisations, not-for-profit, industry, research and private organisations across Australia and abroad. We help organisations innovate how they gather data on wildlife and biodiversity, so they can make improved environmental management decisions. Using eDNA services, our clients are detecting native and invasive species with greater ease and sensitivity, as well as generating broad scale biodiversity data that was not previously possible.
Cutting-edge DNA analysis
From state-of-the-art eDNA laboratories, we deliver your data quickly, efficiently and safely