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    Author(s): Michael SchwartzBrooke Penaluna; Taylor Wilcox
    Date: 2017
    Source: The Wildlife Professional. November/December 2017. Online: http://wildlife.org/not-just-for-fisheries-biologists-anymore/.
    Publication Series: Magazines or Trade Publications
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    The use of eDNA sampling for fish and amphibian monitoring is widely known. Fisheries biologists, in particular, have embraced the eDNA revolution. Over 150 papers in the published literature used sampled water for the detection of everything from minnows (Rhinichthys cobitis and Meda fulgida; Dysthe et al. 2017) to whale sharks (Rhincodon typus; Sigsgaard et al. 2016).It is increasingly clear, however, that eDNA sampling also has much to offer wildlife biologists
    working with mammals, birds and other taxa.

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    Schwartz, Michael K.; Penaluna, Brooke E.; Wilcox, Taylor M. 2017. eDNA - Not just for fisheries biologists anymore. The Wildlife Professional. November/December 2017. Online: http://wildlife.org/not-just-for-fisheries-biologists-anymore/.

    Keywords

    eDNA, wildlife, fish, cost-effective

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