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November 2021


Early Rates FINISH

28 January 2022

Early Rates FINISH 


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Learn, innovate and share with industry colleagues by being a part of what promises to be an engaging and memorable program at the Inaugural eDNA Conference.

The Scientific Committee invites submissions of abstracts from different areas of eDNA research and applications.

Varied presentation styles (keynote presentations, concurrent oral presentations, lightning talks) and poster sessions will be alternated with interactive workshops and training sessions to maximise opportunities to learn about the latest research as well as build networks between eDNA practitioners and end-users.

Themed sessions will be focused on current research as well as where the field will go in the future.



When submitting your abstract you will be asked to select which theme your presentation is best suited to.  The conference sub-themes are listed below and some examples of possible content have been provided.

1. Technical innovation in sampling and analysis

Passive collection, how much water-soil-air to sample, devices, autonomous collection, eDNA in terrestrial environments, eRNA, general methods, PCR free analysis, enrichment technologies

5. Informing biodiversity and biosecurity management

Specific eDNA applications and case studies

2. Bioinformatics, analysis and visualisation

Comparative analysis of pipelines, ways to visualise data, ecological modelling with eDNA data, use of AI/ML, taxonomic annotation algorithms and available databases

6. Novel applications and environments

Trophodynamics, ecological process, ancient and historical samples

3. Data: use, re-use, and reference libraries

FAIR eDNA, dark taxa, best practice for creating and using reference libraries

7. Beyond research: uptake and translation

Citizen science, regulatory acceptance, integrating eDNA data with other information

4. Beyond presence-absence of species

abundance, occupancy models, sampling design, eDNA population genomics, eRNA

 8. Other
You are required to note a preferred presentation format.
The committee may request that you consider an alternative format.
Presentations will be allocated to the program taking into account author preference and balance of the program.


  • 15 minutes in duration, including 3-minutes for question time.

The abstract of accepted Oral Presentations will be included in the conference app & online platform for delegates to view.  Recordings of presentations will be available for viewing on the online platform for 3 months post conference.


  • STRICTLY 5-minutes duration
  • Can be complemented by an electronic poster for display during of the conference.

The abstract and a PDF of accepted Lightning Talks + ePosters will be included in the conference app & online platform for delegates to view.

Recordings of presentations will be available for viewing on the online platform for 3 months post-conference.


  • Electronic posters (ePosters) will be prepared in PowerPoint (1 slide | 16:9 format), displayed during the conference on LCD screen/s in the exhibition area.
  • ePosters rotate automatically and each poster will be shown for around one minute.
  • Delegates will have the ability to pause individual posters to view in more detail.
  • An index is included to make it simple to navigate to a specific poster.

The abstract and a PDF version of accepted ePosters will be featured in the conference app and online platform.

Submissions are NOW due by 13 October 2021

Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.
Submit via the presentation portal on this website (see box above).

PRESENTATION and POSTER abstracts should include:

  • The purpose of the presentation
  • The nature and scope of the topic
  • The issue or problem under consideration
  • The outcome or the conclusion reached

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.


All abstracts received will be reviewed and selected by the scientific committee. They will determine if abstracts are accepted as oral, lightning talk or poster presentation format with consideration given to the author preference and program balance.

Authors (or the person submitting on behalf of the author) will be notified via email on a rolling basis regarding the status of their abstract.


It is mandatory for all presenters to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee, this applies to both in-person and online presenters.
Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs if attending the conference in Hobart.

Early Career Researcher Bursary

The 2022 eDNA Conference Organising Committee are intending to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to apply for a bursary to assist with conference expenses, including travel and registration. 

Students and Postdoctoral researchers who have an accepted abstract within the conference program will be eligible to apply for the bursary.

Please watch this space for further information.

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