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Environmental DNA: Searching For A Signal

The San Diego Wet Lab is hosting an ecology lecture by Kristen Harper, PhD from the University of Stirling. She will discuss how environmental DNA can be used to detect invasive species and ecological patterns.

"Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful tool for detecting species using DNA deposited in the environment. It has been used in oceans, lakes and rivers to detect rare and invasive species. Most studies have focused on fish and amphibians, but what about crustaceans? The American signal crayfish is highly invasive in Scotland. Faster detection can mean better control, or even prevention. eDNA may be the key to saving Scotland’s lochs and rivers from this unwanted invader."

This event is part of the San Diego Wetlab’s citizen science lecture series held every first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the La Jolla Library and every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library.

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