Applications on Environmental DNA in Aquatic Ecology and Biodiversity

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 243

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: taxonomy; zoogeography; diversity conservation of freshwater fishes; cavefishes; evolution in extreme environments
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Guest Editor
Natural Resource and Environment Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Beijing 100141, China
Interests: freshwater fish; conservation; freshwater ecosystem; eDNA

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Diversity journal is launching a Special Issue dedicated to using eDNA as a tool for aquatic ecology and biodiversity biomonitoring. Environmental DNA technology is gradually maturing and is currently widely used in aquatic ecosystem monitoring and biodiversity surveys worldwide, while research on biodiversity, species conservation, distribution patterns, and ecosystems based on environmental DNA survey results has also been booming.

In this context, this Special Issue focuses on the latest progress of environmental DNA in the aquatic ecology and biodiversity research fields. We will gather the latest research achievements of outstanding scientists from different regions around the world, concentrate on showing the frontier trends of environmental DNA development, and further promote the application of environmental DNA in scientific research and practical protection management.

Dr. Yahui Zhao
Dr. Yingchun Xing
Guest Editors

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  • environmental DNA
  • eDNA
  • biomonitoring
  • fish
  • conservation
  • biodiversity

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