Natural Resource Management Seminar Series: eDNA & eRNA - Event Details

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Natural Resource Management Seminar Series: eDNA & eRNA

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Natural Resource Management Seminar Series presents, "Detection and analysis of populations using eDNA and eRNA: current applications and possibilities for the future" with Caren Goldberg, Associate Professor, Washington State University.

Abstract: The analysis of environmental DNA in water samples has become an established technique for non-invasively detecting aquatic species in the last decade. The success of this method was a surprise to most biologists and geneticists, as large amounts of high-quality DNA had previously been required for genetic work. Now eRNA methods are on the cutting edge and have recently been demonstrated as a viable technique to investigate the status and age structure of populations. Both applications, though, are limited by the availability of laboratories to process samples. This is especially important when prompt results are needed to inform management decisions. I will present a brief history of the development of the field, present a project where we applied eDNA detection in streams in Panama, and discuss future possibilities for eDNA and eRNA analysis in freshwater and marine systems, including on-site eDNA analysis.

The seminar will be streamed over zoom. All are welcome!

For more information, contact: (808) 932-7571

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