“Monitoring Amphibians Using Environmental DNA”
Thursday, April 21, 2016 (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET)
The next presentation in the DoD Natural Resources webinar series will feature Katherine Strickler and Caren Goldberg from Washington State University. Since 2012, Dr. Strickler and Dr. Goldberg have worked with colleague Dr. Alex Fremier to develop cost-efficient methods for detecting and monitoring vertebrates using environmental DNA (eDNA) through Legacy Program and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program-funded projects. eDNA is a recently developed tool for accurately and efficiently detecting aquatic species; the tool has great potential for at-risk species monitoring and early detection of invasive species. eDNA demonstrations on DoD installations have shown how to optimally incorporate the tool into monitoring and management programs. This presentation will include an overview of eDNA technology, discuss results of eDNA work on DoD lands, and provide recommendations for implementing eDNA methods into target species monitoring.
To join the webinar, go to: https://dodnatres.adobeconnect.com/webinarseries/
Conference Number: 1-877-885-1087
Participant Code: 884-304-3266
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If you are unable to join the webinar, we will post a recording on the NR Program web portal under the NR Program Webinar Series Presentations header at: Caution-http://www.dodnaturalresources.net/Resources.html
Photo: Don Campbell, USGS.