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).


Characterising stygofauna and microbial assemblages in the Beetaloo Sub-basin 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 approximately 78% complete.

Project Proposal PDF 704 KB

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

Project Order, June 2019

Project progress PDF 704 KB

The project outline, any variations and research progress.

Project progress, July 2020.

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