I'm a graduate student working under the supervision or Dr. Robert Hanner and Dr. John Fryxell. My research is looking at aspects of "the ecology of environmental DNA (eDNA)". Using the Limnotron facility, my aim is to elucidate the utility of eDNA as a bioindicator.
Interest in using eDNA for population and biodiversity monitoring is growing exponentially. While applications of eDNA have surged, knowledge gaps still exist concerning how eDNA interacts with aquatic environments. "Can eDNA predict organism abundance?" and "How does eDNA move in space and time?" are questions I'm addressing in my M.Sc.