When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before they are abundant is vital. A recent University of Illinois study successfully used environmental DNA to detect invasive clams in California and Nevada lakes. Researchers believe this tool can help identify pests before they become a problem.
- Management of Biological Invasions
- US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hatch Project, Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, Truckee River Fund, Nevada Division of State Lands, and others