CSA Report - Environmental DNA

Jun. 21 2019

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has released a report on environmental DNA that addresses standardization needs for fish and wildlife assessments and monitoring within Canada. Read the report to learn about:

  • eDNA sampling and handling methods, including considerations for minimizing cross-contamination risk and the risk of sample alteration (degradation).
  • eDNA assessment methods (surface, sediment, lab analysis or point of need testing and how they differ from traditional survey methods.
  • How eDNA compares to traditional methods such as electro-fishing.
  • Techniques for data collection and for conducting eDNA studies.
  • Aspects of eDNA methods that may benefit from standardization and that help prioritize standardization needs.