NYC/NJ Aquatic Vertebrate Environmental DNA (eDNA) Project
We are hosting the first National Conference on Marine Environmental DNA, November 29-30, 2018. The conference will help accelerate marine environmental DNA science and applications by bringing together researchers, government agencies, and private foundations.
Marine environmental DNA (eDNA) offers a relatively low-cost, harmless tool for tracking presence and abundance of marine animals in space and time.
Marine eDNA will help monitor impacts of human activities and natural events in our changing oceans, and aid research and exploration in ocean, estuary, and coastal habitats.
eDNA finds NYC’s year-round resident and seasonal visitor fishes (high-res file)
Bay fish eDNA in bay, ocean fish eDNA in ocean (high-res file)
eDNA sees seasonal sharks and rays, dolphins and whales (high-res file)
Probable wastewater fish eDNAs in New York Harbor
Contact: Mark Stoeckle firstname.lastname@example.org Site updated November 2018
More aquatic eDNA projects
Stoeckle MY, Mishu M, Charlop-Powers Z. GoFish: streamlined environmental DNA presence/absence assays for marine vertebrates. BioRxiv 2018 .
Stoeckle MY. Fishing for DNA: free-floating eDNA identifies presence and abundance of ocean life. The Conversation, April 12, 2017.
Stoeckle MY, Soboleva L, Charlop-Powers Z. Aquatic environmental DNA detects seasonal fish abundance and habitat preference in an urban estuary. PLOS ONE 2017: e0175186 link to open access article