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eDNA for environmental monitoring

Environmental DNA (eDNA) as contributor or substitute of traditional methods for environmental monitoring? – pros, cons and potentials



eDNA for environmental monitoring

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a series of methods based on DNA collected directly from the environment to identify the presence of organisms either by Q-PCR or by metabarcoding at the individual, population, species, genus or family level or for the determination of biodiversity and ecosystem characterization.

Both within the terrestrial and aquatic environment, it is expected that eDNA will play a significant role in future environmental monitoring. eDNA builds on skills in molecular biology, population genetics and bioinformatics coupled with ecology, biology and/or agronomy.

Many eDNA activities and competences are present at various ST departments at Aarhus University. Read more at Partners


Dine marker har DNA - Your fields have DNA

Paul Henning Krogh and Anne Winding have been interviewed for a journal article on eDNA in agricultural soils to the Danish journal AGRO November 2017 (www.agrologisk.dk). The article highlights biodiversity, eDNA and possible use of eDNA for monitoring of biodiversity and presence of specific organisms.

Researcher in Environmental DNA (eDNA), Aarhus University, Campus Roskilde, Denmark 

Description:                                 Researcher position in eDNA

Location:                                     Roskilde, Denmark

Subject/Research Field:            Environmental DNA in ecosystem processes and monitoring

Link:                                                 http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/1003793/5283/

Deadline:                           21.10.2018.