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
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.