Environomics newsletter July 2023
Find out about the latest science and research in CSIRO’s Environomics Future Science Platform.
The long and short of fish lifespans
It's surprisingly difficult to estimate the lifespan of fish. We’ve developed a lifespan predictor for fish which uses the density of certain DNA sequences in the genome.
Revolutionising environmental monitoring using eDNA
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a game-changer for monitoring biodiversity. New Australian/New Zealand guidelines for working with eDNA will support end-users taking up this exciting technology.
Plastic munching microbes for biorecycling
Microbial communities already treat the food waste in your compost bin. In the future, could they treat your plastic waste too?
Perfect match: DNA library to help identify species
We’re building our National Biodiversity DNA Library to help identify and monitor species across Australia and in our surrounding waters.
Environomics Newsletter October 2022
In this newsletter, read about the FSP’s new research portfolio, about eDNA best practice guidelines and registering for the first […]
Guiding best practice with a synthesis of 10 years of environmental DNA science
Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is becoming an increasingly popular tool for monitoring biodiversity and detecting pests and endangered species due […]
Pollinator networks in nature
A team of our pollination researchers have recently published their results from a study about what drives structure and beta diversity in a plant–pollinator metacommunity from the Australian alpine region using two approaches: pollen DNA metabarcoding (MB) and observations.
dartR Version 2 release
The extensive improvements now available in dartR Version 2 makes it even easier to analyse large genomic datasets.