Welcome to the Southern environmental DNA Society


Promoting science and industry collaboration across Australia and New Zealand to advance best practice eDNA methods and adoption in government, private and community sectors.

Environmental DNA (eDNA)

The term environmental DNA (eDNA) refers to the traces of DNA collected from environmental samples (such as soil, sediment, water, air) without knowledge of the original organism. The sources of this DNA vary, but can include DNA shed through faeces, mucous, skin, eggs, pollen, etc.

eDNA methods offers universal and cost-effective ways to measure biodiversity, detect pests, and much more. It is a fast-moving and innovative field, and increasingly government agencies and industry are adopting it to support environmental management.

Who we are

A newly established Australian / New Zealand society of environmental DNA researchers and end users. We aim to promote best practices and help the adoption of methods across sectors. Find out more about the society and what we do here. Membership registration is now open via this link.


Want to learn more about environmental DNA methods or looking for recent publications? The resources page is a good place to start.

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