With MicroBlitz, everyone with an interest in Western Australia’s biodiverse ecology and the environment can contribute to research that will help tackle today’s big environmental issues–-climate change, food security and safeguarding the quality of water.
MicroBlitz is a citizen science project that seeks to use crowd-sourced science to build a state-wide map of Western Australia detailing the biodiversity and health of the environment using DNA sequencing to identify the biodiversity of microbes in our soils. This will enable scientists to create a baseline map, a point of reference that can be shared and used to monitor, manage and protect Western Australia’s environment into the future. Learn more about why MicroBlitz is so important.