Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA
27 Mar

Webinar: Using environmental DNA to measure marine biodiversity

In this webinar Dr Michael Knapp (University of Otago) will present new research on environmental DNA metabarcoding surveys. The webinar is open to everyone but will be of particular interest to science, policy and operational staff working in the fields of marine biodiversity, invasive marine species monitoring or marine conservation.

Dr Knapp will talk about the current methods for measuring marine biodiversity and how new research is helping to simplify and potentially reduce the costs of species monitoring.
The webinar will cover accuracy, affordability, repeatability and other practical considerations for implementation of new monitoring tools developed and/or tested by Dr Knapp and the team. 


Webinars are free and available to all. You can join us at the venue, through a virtual hub, or register via Zoom videoconferencing to view on your own device.

We welcome questions in advance if you have anything specific you would like covered. 

Physical hub: 
Room 326, Hercus Building (room capacity 20), University of Otago, 60 Hanover Street, Dunedin. *Michael will be speaking from this venue. 

Virtual hub:
Boardroom Allen Building, NIWA, 301 Evans Bay Parade, Wellington

TerraNova Room, NIWA, 10 Kyle Street, Riccarton Christchurch.
Please note, all visitors to NIWA must sign in on arrival.

If you want to get a group of colleagues together and set up your own virtual hub, please email us at [email protected] so we can send you instructions on how to join the webinar using videoconferencing. 

A recording of this webinar is available on the Sustainable Seas youtube channel 

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