Benefits of the library
The value of DNA barcoding to marine biosecurity
A complete DNA barcode library including pest species will help identify potential invasive incursions more rapidly.
A DNA library will help standadise biodiversity monitoring
A DNA barcode library will support consistent monitoring of Australia’s biodiversity assets at greater speed and scale than is currently possible.
Fishes of Australia
At present, only 50% of fish eDNA sequences can be assigned to a species, limiting the potential to use eDNA for fast and accurate monitoring of fish populations.
Faster, cheaper Pilbara region surveys
Access to a comprehensive and authoritative library of DNA barcodes would result in faster and cheaper environmental impact assessments.