Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis uses the power of DNA sequences to offer a rapid, universal and cost-effective way to measure biodiversity, detect pests, and much more. Not only is eDNA science a fast-moving and innovative field, but increasingly, government agencies and industry are adopting it to support environmental management.
Without a doubt, eDNA is changing the face of biological measurement, and now is a pivotal time to engage deeply with the community. Whether you are a practitioner, end-user of environmental information, manager, or policymaker, we hope you will join us to discuss the latest innovations, identify best practice, meet with collaborators, and build networks with historical Hobart and beautiful Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) as a backdrop.
Call for abstracts
The Conference organising committee invites submissions of abstracts from different areas of eDNA research and applications. Varied presentation styles (plenary, standard, lightning) 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.
The Conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, located on the Hobart waterfront. With spectacular views over constitution dock, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Hobart’s famous restaurants and attractions.
Tasmania and Hobart offer the potential for post-conference field trips or travel. From sampling the fresh produce at the Salamanca markets, diving with seadragons or endangered handfish, visiting the world-renowned Mona museum, to hiking the Tasmanian wilderness in search of elusive devils, there will be something for all delegates to enjoy before or after the conference.
Please watch this space for further information and announcements and follow the updates on the conference.
The organising committee looks forward to welcoming you to Hobart in March 2022.
Anais Lacoursiere-Roussel, Government of Canada
Anastasija Zaiko, Cawthron Institute, NZ
Anthony Chariton, Macquarie University, Aus
Cecilia Villacorta-Rath, James Cook University, Aus
Cindy Bessey, CSIRO, Aus
Craig Sherman, Deakin Uni, Aus
Dianne Gleeson, University of Canberra, Aus
Francisco Encinas-Viso, CSIRO, Aus
Helen Barclay, EnviroDNA, Aus
James Shelley, Arthur Rylah Institute, Aus
Jo-Ann Stanton, University of Otago, NZ
Katrina West, CSIRO, Aus
Lara Urban, University of Otago, NZ
Levente Bodrossy, CSIRO, Aus
Maarten De Brauwer, CSIRO, Aus
Madalyn Cooper, Minderoo Foundation, Aus
Michael Knapp, University Of Otago, NZ
Miwa Takahashi, CSIRO/eDNA frontiers, Aus
Olly Berry, CSIRO, Aus
Paul Czechowski, University of Otago, NZ
Rachel Hale, NIWA, NZ
Shane Herbert, eDNA FRONTIERS, Aus
Shaun Wilkinson, Wilderlab, NZ
Clare Adams, Otago University