Venarsky MP, Lowe V, Frid CLJ and Burford MA (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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2022.107858.
Villacorta-Rath C, Espinoza T, Cockayne B, Schaffer J and Burrows D (2022) ‘Environmental DNA analysis confirms extant populations of the cryptic Irwin’s turtle within its historical range’, BMC Ecology and Evolution, 22:57, 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
Trujillo-González, A., Villacorta-Rath, C., White, N. E., Furlan, E. M., Sykes, M., Grossel, G., Divi, U., & Gleeson, D. (2021). Considerations for future environmental DNA accreditation and proficiency testing schemes. Environmental DNA. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.243
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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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