Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New York
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New York Project

Using engineered DNA to assess spatial and temporal variation in eDNA as a measure of the temporal and spatial variation of biodiversity

January 2019 - December 2022


Participating Agencies

  • DOD

Baseline information on fish and wildlife populations are essential for natural resource management; however, many taxa remain elusive and costly to monitor. eDNA tools are providing new approaches for monitoring organisms in situ. In this collaboration spanning Cornell and the USGS Coop Units, we are advancing cutting edge eDNA tools to assess abundance and population genetics of aquatic organisms. Results from this work will provide novel techniques to assess the ecology of aquatic species.