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Objectives of the research area are:

  • To develop eDNA techniques and applications for the implementation of eDNA in environmental monitoring
  • To improve the eDNA techniques of nucleotide extractions and amplifications from environmental samples, bioinformatics analyses and available nucleotide databases.
  • Use eDNA to increase understanding of interactions and biodiversity and interactions among communities of all ecosystems. Presently we are focusing on
    • Communities of microorganisms and invertebrates in soil , rhizosphere and drilosphere
    • Marine invertebrates
    • Arctic microbial communities
    • Microbes in air