eDNA is being applied to industry right now, and there is plenty more potential for this exciting technology. We undertake research and development with the aim of continuously improving options for our clients and fostering the adoption of eDNA research more generally across Australia. The EnviroDNA team have contributed to several scientific journals and publications to pave the way forward for eDNA technology.
We also help clients who want to incorporate eDNA into their own R&D. With our strong scientific expertise and extensive experience, led by our technical Director, Dr Andrew Weeks, we can advise on robust project designs to meet the R&D needs of our clients.
Coleman, R. A., En Chee, Y., Bond, N. R., Weeks., A., Griffiths, J., Serena, M., Williams, G. A., Walsh, C. J. (2021), Understanding and managing the interactive impacts of growth in urban land use and climate change on freshwater biota: A case study using the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Global Change Biology, 0:0, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16015
van Rooyen, A., Miller, A.D., Clark, Z., Sherman, C.D.H., Butcher, P.A., Rizzari, J.R. and Weeks, A.R. (2021), Development of an environmental DNA assay for detecting multiple shark species involved in human–shark conflicts in Australia. Environmental DNA, 3: 940-949. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.202
Pirtle, E. I., van Rooyen, A. R., Maino, J., Weeks, A. R., & Umina, P. A. (2021). A molecular method for biomonitoring of an exotic plant-pest: Leafmining for environmental DNA. Molecular ecology, 30(19), 4913–4925. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16092
Tingley, R, Coleman, R, Gecse, N, van Rooyen, A, Weeks, A. (2020) Accounting for false positive detections in occupancy studies based on environmental DNA: A case study of a threatened freshwater fish (Galaxiella pusilla). Environmental DNA. 3: 388– 397. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.124