2021 The eDNA Society Meeting

Species Distributions,

and Beyond

2021.11.20, 21 (JST, UTC+9) ONLINE

Broadening the eDNA networks worldwide

The environmental DNA (eDNA) technologies have been developing very rapidly. Now, eDNA applications include not only ones for species distributions in the wild, but also their spatio-temporal variations, environment-dependencies, species interactions etc. Here, we set this annual meetings' main theme as "Species distributions, and beyond" in order to further improve the network of eDNA researchers and technologies for multiple purposes.

Although it is unfortunate that the pandemic of COVID-19 prevents us from inviting you directly to Sapporo, Japan, we will organize the two-day online meeting to create and maintain our connections in interactive manners. We hope you enjoy it and learn a lot through the programs. Enjoy!

The chair of the meeting committee of eDNA2021

Hitoshi Araki, Ph.D., Prof.


●The meeting homepage uploaded (2021. 5.16)

●The meeting poster posted (2021. 5.10)

●The meeting homepage founded (2021.4.19)

Plenary Talk Speaker

Louis Bernatchez, Ph.D., Prof.

Louis Bernatchez is an evolutionary biologist specialized in genomics, conservation and evolution of fish in the Department of Biology at Laval University. He is the Director of the Institut de Biologie Intégrative et des Systèmes (IBIS) as well as the Director of the Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Aquatic Resource Conservation. He has received several prestigious awards including the Molecular Ecology Prize. He is an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published 485 scientific articles and his work has been cited over 39,000 times, translating into a h index of 112, making him one of the most influential researchers in his field of research. He co-founded the journal Evolutionary Applications and has been its chief editor since its inception in 2008. He also recently founded "Environmental DNA", which is the very first journal specialized in the publication of research using the analysis of environmental DNA in all its forms.

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