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A list of webinars with links to information about each of them.  If you would like to conduct a webinar through the eDNA CoP group please contact Jason Ferrante (, Damian Menning (, or Chris Merkes (


DNAqua-Net conference will now be online and registration is free. Mar 9-11. Check it out at“This first DNAQUA International Conference will give the opportunity to scientists and stakeholders to get in touch on the latest outputs from DNAqua-Net and other international research on DNA-based monitoring.”


POGO's International Virtual Conference on the use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) in Marine Environments: Opportunities and Challenges (virtual 30 November – 3 December, 2020)

    This is an eDNA workshop focusing on the marine environment.   You can find the pre-recorded plenary talks here and the recorded Speaker Q&A sessions here.

4th annual Environmental DNA Technical Exchange Workshop (4eDTEW) (November 4-6, 2020)

Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring PartnershipEmerging Technologies Information Sessions (November 2020)

    Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm Pacific ( learn more | watch recording )

  • David Pilliod and Matthew Laramie (USGS) : eDNA 101: Overview of sampling and extraction methods for environmental DNA

    Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm Pacific ( learn more | watch recording )

  • Carl Ostberg (USGS) : eDNA 201: Using environmental DNA for single species assessments

    Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm Pacific ( learn more | watch recording )

  • Taylor Wilcox (National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation) : eDNA 301: Multi-species and biodiversity assessments, focusing on laboratory procedures and interpretation of results including challenges and future directions


2019-05-21: Chris Merkes, UMESC, USGS. Choosing the right eDNA assay: Developing standards for Limit of Detection and Limit of Quantification, 190521-CDI-eDNA.mp4

2019-04-16: Kevin Lafferty, USGS/UCSB, White Shark eDNA190416_CDI-eDNA.mp4

2019-02-19: Rachel Meyer, caleDNA190219-CDI-eDNA.mp4


2018-11-13: Austen Thomas, Smith-Root

2018-04-18: Scott Baker lab, Oregon state, marine (cetacean) eDNA by ddPCR

2018-03-14: Eliott Barnhart on a prototype environmental sensor for eDNA and/or Naegleria fowlerii (a human pathogen)

2018-02-14: Katy Klymus on DNA metabarcoding

2018-01-24: Richard Erickson of UMESC (USGS) on the modeling of occupancy based on eDNA detections, and a tool for doing such in the R environment.

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