Examination of stygofauna ecosystems of the Beetaloo Sub-basin

September 29th, 2022

This fact sheet provides an overview of new CSIRO research into the extent to which stygofauna present in water bores reflect their presence more widely within aquifers in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, Northern Territory.

It also seeks to understand which physical and chemical drivers determine where stygofauna exist, and the extent to which communities may be connected.

This improved understanding of environmental conditions and stygofauna ecology provides a scientific basis for assessing potential impacts associated with above-ground development.