Our first lecture is on Wednesday 1 May – Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago will be presenting ‘Environmental DNA for Biodiversity, Biosecurity and Monster Hunting’.
Environmental DNA, or eDNA, is a smorgasbord of organic materials left behind by living things as they pass through their environment. Recent studies have shown the potential of eDNA to detect rare, highly mobile, marine organisms, useful for fisheries, conservation, biosecurity, and the occasional monster hunt. Professor Neil Gemmell is the Royal Society Te Apārangi sponsored speaker for the 2019 Ngā Manu Winter Lectures. 🙂
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