2016 eDNA results
Here you will find the 2016 survey results we received from the SpyGen laboratories in France split into our PondNet regions: Northern England, Central England, Southern England and Wales.
We’ll need some time to do the proper analysis; comparing these results with last years in more detail. In the meantime, we have the following overall statistics to share with you:
- Over 350 volunteers helped us to collect eDNA samples from more than 550 ponds in 2016.
- c.400 results will contribute to the PondNet national monitoring network for Great Crested Newts.
- c.90 results will help us to understand the distribution of Great Crested Newts on our Flagship Pond Sites – some of the best pond sites in England.
- c.120 ponds were also surveyed by Thames Water for Wildlife volunteers on local sites across the Thames Valley.
- In 2016, 30% of the ponds we visited were positive for Great Crested Newts.