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eDNA sampling: Not just for fisheries biologists anymore

Posted date: January 03, 2018
Publication Year: 
2017
Authors: Schwartz, Michael K.; Penaluna, Brooke; Wilcox, Taylor
Publication Series: 
Magazines or Trade Publications
Source: The Wildlife Professional. November/December 2017. Online: http://wildlife.org/not-just-for-fisheries-biologists-anymore/.

Abstract

The use of eDNA sampling for fish and amphibian monitoring is widely known. Fisheries biologists, in particular, have embraced the eDNA revolution. Over 150 papers in the published literature used sampled water for the detection of everything from minnows (Rhinichthys cobitis and Meda fulgida; Dysthe et al. 2017) to whale sharks (Rhincodon typus; Sigsgaard et al. 2016).It is increasingly clear, however, that eDNA sampling also has much to offer wildlife biologists
working with mammals, birds and other taxa.

Citation

Schwartz, Michael K.; Penaluna, Brooke E.; Wilcox, Taylor M. 2017. eDNA - Not just for fisheries biologists anymore. The Wildlife Professional. November/December 2017. Online: http://wildlife.org/not-just-for-fisheries-biologists-anymore/.
Research Topics: 
Amphibians; Birds; Mammals; Wildlife and Fish
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildlife and Fish
Keywords: 
eDNA; wildlife; fish; cost-effective