Participate in this webinar on “eDNA-based biomonitoring”, organized by the European COST Action DNAqua-Net
March 12, 2021 from 2 PM to 4 PM
Genetic methods hold great promise for improving the assessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. In particular, environmental DNA metabarcoding can help to assess biodiversity in a rapid, comprehensive and non-invasive manner. Thus, these methods can significantly improve environmental monitoring, especially in the context of existing and planned national and international water and marine directives. Given the rapid emergence of these approaches, many questions arise regarding their use and potential bias.
- Provide an up-to-date overview of the development and potential of DNA and eDNA based methods.
- Identify the challenges that exist at the national level that limit the application of DNA-based methods in environmental management.
Water agencies, environmental departments, managers of aquatic environments, hydrobiologists from the private and public sectors
Session I – Common European seminar (in English)
9:45 AM: Connection opening
10 AM: Welcome word
Prof.Dr. Florian LEESE, Chair of DNAaqua-NET
10:10 AM: Overview of DNA-based method implementation
Dr. Agnès BOUCHEZ, Vice-chair of DNAqua-Net
10:25 AM: European aquatic ecological assesment methods : Advances, challenges and perspectives
Dr. Sandra POIKANE, European Comission JRC
10:50 AM: Workshop goals and agenda
Charlotte FRIE, Manager of DNAqua-Net & Florian LEESE
11 AM: Break / National seminars set-up
Session II – National seminar / Presentation
11:15 AM: Introduction
11:20 AM: Diatoms and environmental DNA, where do we stand? Developments and examples.
11:35 AM: Fish and environmental DNA, where do we stand? Developments and examples.
11:50 AM: eDNA-based methods: perspectives and openings
12:05 PM: Questions / Answers
12:30 PM: Lunch break
Session III – National seminar / Debate
2 PM: Introduction: where are we in the implementation in France? Assessment of the French and European prospective workshops.
2:15 PM – 4 PM: Discussions
- Your needs and expectations for these methods for biomonitoring of aquatic environments? Your future challenges ?
- Points of vigilance identified for the application of these methods?
- Next national steps that seem to you to be a priority?