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Evaluation of a molecular toolkit to assess impact of heatwave seagrass

Project Member(s): Pernice, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Cardno (NSW) Pty Ltd (Cardno (NSW) Pty Ltd Partnership Fund)
Cardno (NSW) Pty Ltd (Cardno (NSW) Pty Ltd Partnership Fund)

Start year: 2020

Summary: Background: A rapid molecular toolkit has been developed by C3 at the University of Technology Sydney in order to measure if seagrasses are stressed. CARDNO has emitted interest in implementing this molecular toolkit on samples collected during heatwave in Lake Macquarie (NSW). Cost estimate: $3,518 would cover the cost of assessing 10 samples (5 replicates per site) from 2 sites (excluding field collection as indicated above).

FOR Codes: Phycology (incl. marine grasses), Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments, Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems