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INHS Seminar - Stepping out of the water: Environmental DNA applications for terrestrial research

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Illinois Natural History Survey Seminar Committee
Location
1005 Forbes Natural History Building, 1816 S Oak Street, Champaign
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 28, 2023   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Mark Johnson, Postdoctoral Research Associate, USACE CERL-ERDC
Contact
Mark Davis
E-Mail
davis63@illinois.edu
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This seminar will be held in room 1005 Forbes Natural History Survey, 1816 S Oak Street, Champaign or you may join  Zoom here | Meeting ID: 880 3282 0067 | Password: 639797

As environmental DNA (eDNA) research in aquatic systems continues to expand and provide high resolution ecological data, so too do its applications for terrestrial research. In this talk I will discuss my research into two novel utilizations for terrestrial eDNA, including airborne eDNA analysis for the detection of terrestrial plants and animals and residual arthropod eDNA collection from flowering species. These topics highlight the vast ecological potential that can be gained by expanding eDNA research into terrestrial systems.

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