The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has released a report on environmental DNA that addresses standardization needs for fish and wildlife assessments and monitoring within Canada. Read the report to learn about:
- eDNA sampling and handling methods, including considerations for minimizing cross-contamination risk and the risk of sample alteration (degradation).
- eDNA assessment methods (surface, sediment, lab analysis or point of need testing and how they differ from traditional survey methods.
- How eDNA compares to traditional methods such as electro-fishing.
- Techniques for data collection and for conducting eDNA studies.
- Aspects of eDNA methods that may benefit from standardization and that help prioritize standardization needs.