Interdisciplinary research leading to meaningful conservation solutions; environmental DNA; marine biology; ethology; conservation psychology.
CURRENT RESEARCH (Savolainen Lab)
Using environmental DNA to identify presence/absence of species, species abundance and to carry out biodiversity assessments. This research is co-supervised by Thomson Ecology.
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et al., Advances in metabarcoding techniques bring us closer to reliable monitoring of the marine benthos, Journal of Applied Ecology, ISSN:0021-8901
et al., 2019, Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds, Hydrobiologia, Vol:826, ISSN:0018-8158, Pages:25-41
et al., 2017, Behaviour and season affect crayfish detection and density inference using environmental DNA, Ecology and Evolution, Vol:7, ISSN:2045-7758, Pages:7777-7785