Venarsky M.P., Lowe V., Frid C.L.J., & Burford M.A. 2022. Flow regimes among rivers influences benthic biota biodiversity, but not abundance or biomass, in intertidal mudflats and sandflats in wet-dry tropical estuaries, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 271, 107858. ISSN 0272-7714,
Villacorta-Rath, C., Espinoza, T., Cockayne, B. et al. Environmental DNA analysis confirms extant populations of the cryptic Irwin’s turtle within its historical range. BMC Ecol Evo 22, 57 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-022-02009-6
Villacorta-Rath C, Hoskin CJ, Strugnell JM, Burrows D. 2021. Long distance (>20 km) downstream detection of endangered stream frogs suggests an important role for eDNA in surveying for remnant amphibian populations. PeerJ 9:e12013 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12013
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This website describes the eDNA approach and features a game for kids to test their knowledge of Gouldian Finch eDNA. Developed in partnership with Inspired NT.
Edmunds R.C., Burrows D. 2020. Got Glycogen?: Development and Multispecies Validation of the Novel Preserve, Precipitate, Lyse, Precipitate, Purify (PPLPP) Workflow for Environmental DNA Extraction from Longmire's Preserved Water Samples. J Biomol Tech. 2020 Dec;31(4):125-150. doi: 10.7171/jbt.20-3104-003. PMID: 33100918; PMCID: PMC7566611.
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Bottom-up and top-down processes influence contemporary patterns of mammal species richness in Australia's monsoonal tropics. Biological Conservation, Volume 247, 2020, 108638, ISSN 0006-3207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108638.
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