Measuring Biodiversity with eDNA

May 14th, 2020

Two people, standing on the deck of a small boat, dressed in white overalls with hood, one holding a long white tube connected to a large backpack they are wearing.

Dressed like ghostbusters, Cindy and her team wore backpacks to pump and filter eDNA from seawater.

Teams of scientists around the world have been testing whether eDNA is a reliable way to monitor marine biodiversity.

Project Leader, Dr Cindy Bessey, has been comparing results from eDNA sampling to results gained via more traditional methods, such as counting fish via underwater video footage captured over two years.

Head over to CSIROScope to read Fish detectives use eDNA to tally tropical species to find out what she has discovered.

Posted: 14 May 2020