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No fish left behind: Best practices for using environmental DNA sampling to inform fish eradication efforts

In this webinar, RMRS Affiliate Aquatic Research Biologist and Tribal Project Coordinator Kellie Carim outlined practices for applying eDNA based methods to stream based eradication efforts. Removal of aquatic invasive species are expensive, time consuming, and can have unintended impacts on native species. Tools that can accurately determine the presence and distribution of invasive species are needed to ensure projects are completed efficiently and successfully. Carim and colleagues used case studies in U.S. Forest Service Regions 1 and 6 to understand how eDNA methods can address these information needs and promote project success.

In this short webinar, Carim:

  • Explored case studies using eDNA methods to inform eradication of invasive brook trout
  • Discussed advantages and limitations of eDNA applications in this context
  • Outlined practices for applying eDNA based methods to stream based eradication efforts
  • Took questions and feedback
Dates: 
May 6, 2020
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