Understanding the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on sources of aquatic environmental DNA

  title={Understanding the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on sources of aquatic environmental DNA},
  author={Kathryn A. Stewart},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  • K. Stewart
  • Published 1 April 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
Analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) offers an unprecedented ability to accurately survey biodiversity from aquatic ecosystems. Although eDNA methods have been applied to myriad taxa, scientists are now moving away from proof-of-concept work, ultimately evaluating the limits and opportunities of this technology to detect and quantify abundance across organisms and environments. Important considerations enabling such methodology to be used for aquatic conservation contexts includes understanding… 

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