Using environmental DNA for invasive species surveillance and monitoring

Andrew R. Mahon, Christopher L. Jerde

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

12 Scopus citations


The method employed for environmental DNA (eDNA) surveillance for detection and monitoring of rare species in aquatic systems has evolved dramatically since its first large-scale applications. Both active (targeted) and passive (total diversity) surveillance methods provide helpful information for management groups, but each has a suite of techniques that necessitate proper equipment training and use. The protocols described in this chapter represent some of the latest iterations in eDNA surveillance being applied in aquatic and marine systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Detection
  • Metagenomics
  • Noninvasive sampling
  • eDNA


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