The UC Conservation Genomics Consortium utilizes high-throughput genetic sequencing to assess biodiversity and community ecology to address questions in wildlife conservation. They are engaging with the public and citizen scientists through their California eDNA initiative.
Project Name and Description
The Cal eDNA program establishes an open source database of biodiversity and community ecology for varying ecosystems throughout California. By sharing this knowledge and work with the public, they can support increasing awareness of biodiversity ecology, and how our management practices affect community ecology dynamics.
Increasing understanding of ecological indicators helps us make better choices in design, manufacturing, production, and management when we understand the rippling effects across the ecology. This program supports work in bioremediation, conservation, and ecological design.