Wildlife in a water sample

Turning nature into data

We turn nature into data across the tree of life from fish to birds, bacteria and more using the power of DNA. In a recent project, we detected crayfish in previously undiscovered habitats to improve species management outcomes.

  • Norfolk Rivers Trust used eDNA to track the UK endemic white-clawed crayfish (WCC), and the invasive signal crayfish in UK rivers.
  • The project detected WCC in a previously undiscovered WCC habitat which can now be protected and detected the invasive signal crayfish in a site that was thought to be safe.
  • This project gave a valuable insight into crayfish distributions with directly applicable management outcomes.

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Typically difficult-to-survey, invasive and native species of crayfish were detected using eDNA

Detected UK endemic white-clawed crayfish 

Tracked the distribution of the invasive signal crayfish

This UK endemic species can now be better managed thanks to better evidence of their distribution and threats

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