eDNA and Biodiversity

My recent research has been mainly working on infectious diseases and vectors, but I still try to get out and do some solid field biology. In 2012, the David Serre lab took a trip down the Cuyahoga River in Ohio. The goal was to have some fun away from the lab bench, but the result was a study that used 50ml of river water and eDNA to explore the biodiversity of the Cuyahoga River Valley. You can read more about our methods and results in Cannon et al. 2016 and Cannon et al. 2017 (linked on my google scholar page)