Modeling Environmental DNA Transport in the Coastal Ocean Using Lagrangian Particle Tracking

@article{Andruszkiewicz2019ModelingED,
  title={Modeling Environmental DNA Transport in the Coastal Ocean Using Lagrangian Particle Tracking},
  author={Elizabeth A. Andruszkiewicz and Jeffrey R. Koseff and Oliver B. Fringer and Nicholas T. Ouellette and Anna Burke Lowe and Christopher A. Edwards and Alexandria B. Boehm},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
  year={2019}
}
A number of studies have illustrated the utility of environmental DNA (eDNA) for detecting marine vertebrates. However, little is known about the fate and transport of eDNA in the ocean, thus limiting the ability to interpret eDNA measurements. In the present study, we explore how fate and transport processes affect oceanic eDNA in Monterey Bay, California, USA (MB). Regional ocean modeling predictions of advection and mixing are used for an approximately 10,000 km2 area in and around MB to… 

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