Subterranean Fauna

Largely oblivious to the trials and tribulations of human endeavours that occasionally penetrate their underground world, an army of subterranean creatures perform their duties, as they have for millennia, hidden deep in the crevices of the earth.

Phoenix offers complete subterranean survey solutions that are well-planned and employ cutting-edge, best practice field and laboratory methods.

We reduce the risk of misinterpretation through robust statistics and confirmation of in-house identifications with genomic analyses, including barcoding methods. This two-pronged approach brings far more clarity than is possible with standard morphological identifications alone and is particularly important for subterranean studies owing to the often high morphological similarities between species.

Our subterranean services include:

  • Subterranean fauna survey scoping and design
  • Risk assessments and baseline surveys for EIA
  • Compliance monitoring for subterranean fauna and habitats
  • Development of management plans and survey strategies
  • Strategic advice

For more information contact Jarrad Clark on
or (08) 6323 5410.

Download our Subterranean Fauna Capability Statement