To undertake a broad spatial pilot-scale survey of water bores in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, using direct sampling and DNA-based approaches to determine the distribution and abundance of stygofauna and characterise subterranean groundwater-dependent ecosystems.

This project provides improved knowledge of stygofauna and subterranean groundwater dependent ecosystems in the Beetaloo Sub-basin and Roper River system, in line with the Final Report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory (2018).

Reports and journals

Characterisation of the stygofauna and microbial assemblages of the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, NT PDF 3 MB

This final report details research results providing the first description of stygofauna in the Beetaloo Sub-basin in Northern Territory – an otherwise little-studied region of Australia – and likely includes discovery of new genera and species of crustaceans (amphipods and ostracods).

Final report, February 2021

Extras

Characterising stygofauna and microbial assemblages in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, NT PDF 891 KB

This factsheet provides an overview of the project, and final results

Factsheet, February 2021

Characterising stygofauna and microbial assemblages in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, NT PDF 3 MB

A presentation to the CSIRO GISERA Knowledge Transfer Session in held via webex in February 2021

Presentation, February 2021

Characterising stygofauna and microbial assemblages in the Beetaloo Sub-basin, NT PDF 843 KB

This factsheet provides an overview of the project, its aims and what it will involve.

Factsheet, October 2019

Project Progress

This project is complete.

Project Proposal PDF 704 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones.

Project Order, June 2019

Project progress PDF 613 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Project progress, February 2021

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