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Pulling animal DNA from thin air

When researcher Elizabeth Clare was charged with exploring how environmental DNA carried in the air could be used to detect mammals, she was surprised by what she found. Nothing. The technique, which looks for traces

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TWS2021: eDNA techniques detect ranavirus

Environmental DNA techniques can detect a deadly virus in amphibian ponds, giving wildlife managers critical information about how to best protect vulnerable amphibian species. Ranavirus is deadly to amphibians. “It’s associated in die-offs in a

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Getting an early warning on invasive species

Environmental DNA samples and citizen science tools can provide wildlife managers early warnings about invasive species on the landscape. “Complete eradication of an invasive is unlikely after it’s well established and widespread,” said Eric Larson,

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Learn about eDNA with the Western Section

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will host ‘Environmental DNA: A Practical Workshop’ July 29 to 31 at the Dangermond Preserve in Santa Barbara County, California. At the three-day workshop, experts will train attendees

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eDNA helps Forest Service study lynx

Gauging a species’ distribution from its snow tracks isn’t easy, and the results aren’t always accurate. That’s why Forest Service biologists are turning to eDNA as a way to gather data on elusive carnivores, like