How can eDNA be used to survey on Country?
Traditional Owners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to use eDNA to undertake biodiversity survey and monitoring programs on Country that help to:
- Establish baseline biodiversity data to understand the distribution of species and measure river and wetland health
- Conduct ongoing biodiversity monitoring to detect change over time, before and after disturbances (e.g., fire) and management interventions
- Include this monitoring tool within Aboriginal Waterway Assessments to inform management decisions, such as cultural flows, and ongoing monitoring
We offer a Traditional Owner eDNA Training & Certification Program that provides Traditional Owners with the background, knowledge, and skills to undertake eDNA water sampling on Country and interpret eDNA data to learn about species distribution. This training program is tailored to suit each group’s needs, including multi-day on Country field sessions and shorter, hybrid-online programs. For full details about how this program can be undertaken in partnership, please download the program brochure below.