Stanford COS Video Highlights eDNA Researchers

2017-06-06 13:05:26    /    by Catherine Reynolds

June 7 — A new video by Stanford University’s Center for Ocean Solutions features environmental DNA research and interviews with Collin Closek, Ph.D, an Early Career Science Fellow at Stanford University’s COS, involved in the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) Sanctuaries Project.

Closek and MBON researchers Francisco Chavez, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, and Alexandria Boehm at Stanford explain how the research in Monterey Bay, which is also being conducted in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by collaborators at the University of South Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and with both the NOAA Southwest and Southeast Fisheries Science Centers will enable comparison of two ecosystems.

The Sanctuaries MBON project researchers are evaluating different sample collection methods and developing integrated data systems to track biodiversity in marine sanctuaries that will enable scientists and managers to more quickly monitor changes.
The video is part of a new series created by the Stanford COS communications team, led by Kristen Weiss Ph.D., to create awareness of exciting career opportunities and cutting edge research.
The three U.S. MBON projects are funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (US IOOS.)

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