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Blog: Environmental DNA (eDNA) for Species Detection and Monitoring

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Blog: Environmental DNA (eDNA) for Species Detection and Monitoring
(July 13, 2018) In recent years, there have been a lot of studies on the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for species detection and monitoring. This method takes advantage of the fact that organisms shed DNA into the environment in the form of urine, feces, or cells from tissue such as skin. As this DNA stays in the environment, we can use molecular techniques to search for traces of it. By doing this, we can determine if a species lives in a particular place.

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WCS Wild View Blog: An Eye On the Congo's Hammer-Headed Bat

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WCS Wild View Blog: An Eye On the Congo's Hammer-Headed Bat
(July 10, 2018) The fascinating hammer-headed fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) is suspected to be an asymptomatic reservoir for Ebola viruses and our team is investigating their role in the virus' ecology.

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Reports From The Field Spring 2018

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Reports From The Field Spring 2018
(June 15, 2018)   -  

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Spring Newsletter

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Spring Newsletter
(April 18, 2018)  Read the Spring WCS One World - One HealthTM  Newsletter > 


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