Funded through the Maine eDNA EPSCoR grant from the National Science Foundation (Award # OIA-1849227; RII Track I: Environmental DNA as a nexus of coastal ecosystem sustainability for Maine – Maine eDNA) our lab works on several environmental DNA related projects. We are focusing on developing methods to identify and track invasive species through eDNA sampling. We also contribute to the statewide eDNA Index Site Sampling which will provide a large data set on species changes along the Maine coast.

A long pole allows for water sampling without contaminating the tide pool with our own DNA
Kai is sampling sea water