Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Developing DNA Methods to Monitor Invasive Species and Biodiversity in Estuaries - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/54574.

Item Identification

Title: Developing DNA Methods to Monitor Invasive Species and Biodiversity in Estuaries - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

This project will work collaboratively with resource managers in Oregon, Maine, and New Hampshire to pilot and refine DNA-based monitoring protocols that can be applied to specific issues and species of interest in estuarine ecosystems.

Purpose:

Biological monitoring programs are essential foundations for effective management of estuaries and coasts, but they can be expensive to conduct and may be traumatic for the target species. Advancements in DNA methods now make it possible to identify the organisms in an area by the DNA they leave behind. Environmental DNA (eDNA) comes from feces, gametes, scales, and cells that an organism sheds, and is easily collected from water and sediment samples. Rapid reductions in analytical costs now allow scientists to analyze eDNA in water samples and identify dozens of species without having to capture live animals or plants.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead

Alison Watts

University of New Hampshire

(603) 862-0585

alison.watts@unh.edu

Project Type

Collaborative Research – generating

science that informs decisions

Project Partners

• Great Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve, New Hampshire

• New Hampshire Fish and

Game Department

• Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

• South Slough National Estuarine

Research Reserve, Oregon

• Wells National Estuarine

Research Reserve, Maine

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > New Hampshire
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Oregon
None Great Bay NERR, NH
None South Slough NERR, OR
None Wells NERR, ME

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Unpublished
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 795383
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 795384
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Watts, Alison
Email Address: alison.watts@unh.edu

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 795381
W° Bound: -126
E° Bound: -66
N° Bound: 49
S° Bound: 24

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 795380
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-11-01
End: 2019-10-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 795385
Download URL: https://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/science-collaborative
File Name: Data files
Description:

Location where the data will be posted when the project is complete.

File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 795386
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/40590
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54574
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 11:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-11-13 12:16+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-14
Linking Share Level (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog