The principal goal of the research was to develop and apply new molecular microbiological approaches to assist efforts in defining the causes of poor water quality at two beaches in NSW - Terrigal Beach and Rose Bay. Samples from stormwater drains and seawater samples at each site were analysed using a suite of assays targeting microbial indicators of human, bird and dog faecal material as well as microbial markers for anthropogenic impact and urban waste-water infrastructure.
Microbial source-tracking in NSW coastal habitats
The cumulative outcomes of this research provide insights into the causes and sources of poor water quality Terrigal and Rose Bay.
- 1 September 2019
- Climate Change Cluster, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney
- Publication, Report
- File PDF 2.7MB
- Pages 43
- Name microbial-source-tracking-in-nsw-coastal-habitats.pdf