Three members of the eDNA Field Pump team.

There is a pressing need for more information on the health and biodiversity status of our aquatic environments. To acquire this knowledge, monitoring of species and populations is essential to obtain reliable distribution patterns in space and time.

However, sampling is expensive and poses many resourcing, safety and logistical challenges.

We have developed an innovative method to extract DNA directly from environmental samples such as soil, sediment, and water without having to catch the target organism.

This eDNA Pump makes field sampling affordable to researchers, managers and citizen-scientists alike with a more reliable and cost-effective approach for environmental monitoring of aquatic resources.

Lead Institute

James Cook University

Team members

 Heather Robson
Wayne Morris
Anthony Tucker 

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