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 aims to provide 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).

Project Progress

This project is approximately 33% complete.

Project Proposal PDF 406 KB

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

Project Order, June 2019

Progress report PDF 585 KB

Progress report, October 2019.

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