eDNA & Genomics

(Open Group)

eDNA is a molecular tool that can be used to detect species presence in samples taken from the environment. To date, eDNA has been used for species detection, biomass estimation, diet analysis, reconstruction of past flora and fauna, and wildlife disease detection. For more information about this group, read the Group Introduction

If you're new to eDNA and genomics, check out our Tech Tutors episode "How Do I Use Portable Genomics in the Field?" featuring Ineke Knot. You'll also find a bank of resources on that page, including a handy glossary of terms in our collaborative notes document!

Sarah Kuppert is the manager for the eDNA Group. If you have any questions or ideas about the group, please get in touch with her.