Regional Subterranean Fauna Survey
Subterranean Ecology was commissioned by BHP Billiton to complete its Regional Subterranean Fauna Survey across all its Western Australian northern Pilbara tenements. This large-scale survey collected more than 5,000 samples and identified more than 2,400 troglofauna specimens.
The survey results have greatly enhanced understanding of diversity and distribution patterns in the Pilbara, which has contributed to recognition of the region as a globally significant hotspot for troglofauna (Eberhard et al. 2008, 2009, 2010).