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This technical exchange workshop focuses on the use of aquatic environmental DNA (eDNA) for the surveying and monitoring of macrofauna and wetland and aquatic macrofaunal communities. In particular, the workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for practitioners to come together to discuss new developments or challenges with the “nuts and bolts” of eDNA applications and to learn from each other. As of now, the workshop is intended have a “highly applied” flavor and, at least for primary presentation slots, is not intended to be a forum for describing basic research, early-stage technical advances, new theoretical developments, or mere descriptions of past and on-going eDNA monitoring projects. A virtual poster/blitz presentation session will be provided that is more appropriate for these types of information.
Also, for now, the core audience is expected to be comprised of individuals that are part of government eDNA surveys and monitoring programs, whether members of government agencies or private contractors/academicians working for or directly supporting government eDNA programs. Government agencies could include, among others, federal, provincial, state, county, or municipal organizations.