eDNA guidelines

The guidelines are designed to support a consistent and best-practice approach to eDNA/eRNA testing to help detect species of interest. Image credit: Elizabeth Donoghue, Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Australia/New Zealand eDNA best practice guidelines

eDNA methods show great promise for rapid, cost-effective species detection for applications from biosecurity detection to large scale environmental monitoring. We are committed to developing protocols and resources to realise the potential of eDNA.

Together with partners we have developed guidelines for research and monitoring applications using eDNA:

The guidelines are open access and can be shared freely on personal websites, Researchgate, etc.

They were developed as a collaborative project, funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and led by Dr Alejandro Trujillo-Gonzalez of the Australian National eDNA Reference Centre at the University of Canberra and Dr Maarten De Brauwer of CSIRO.