Examination of stygofauna ecosystems of the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This research aims to build an understanding of the extent to which stygofauna present in bores reflect their presence more widely within aquifers. It also aims to understand the physical and chemical drivers that may determine where stygofauna exist and how communities may be connected.
The project will involve the collection and review of relevant data on stygofauna in the NT, as well as detailed field programs that target bores across the Beetaloo Sub-basin. This work will build on previous work linking groundwater studies with biological sampling to target key knowledge gaps.