[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100839]
Researchers Prof Michael Bunce; Prof Euan Harvey; Dr Michael Stat; Dr Joseph DiBattista; Dr Stephen Newman; Prof Marcus Gilbert
Brief description This project aims to develop new environmental DNA (eDNA)-based methods of managing humanity’s impact on valuable marine resources. eDNA preserved in seawater provides a lens to study and monitor marine biota and ecosystems. This project will work with fisheries managers and the environmental consulting sector, and focus on sites in the Kimberley, Cocos-Keeling Islands, Fremantle and Deep-sea oil/gas sites to demonstrate the value of eDNA methods in best-practice monitoring. A multi-proxy toolkit (including eDNA) that can audit and baseline marine biota could make balancing conservation and sustainable exploitation achievable. Anticipated outcomes are improved management and monitoring of fisheries, ports and offshore oil/gas sites.
Funding Amount $292,169
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects