Our very own technical director Dr Andrew Weeks along with Dr Reid Tingley, Head of the Macroecology Research Group at Monash University and University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emily McColl-Gaudsen (lead author) have a new paper published! It's genetic technology explained for the non-geneticist.
Chances are, you have heard whispers about environmental DNA (eDNA). All organisms leave traces of DNA in the environment, which can now be extracted and identified.
You can’t manage species effectively if you don’t know where they are. Traditional observation-based survey methods serve an important role, but it can be a real challenge to use these methods to detect species in environments where they are not easily visible.
We believe in the value of contributing our research findings to the broader scientific community to help advance the eDNA field.