Wed., Jan. 24 | College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus

Seeing the Unseen: Environmental DNA and the Search for Tailed Frogs

Join local ecologist Ian Adams for a free presentation on using modern genetics to find an ancient Kootenay species at risk.
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Seeing the Unseen: Environmental DNA and the Search for Tailed Frogs

Time & Location

Jan. 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
College of the Rockies Cranbrook Campus, 2700 College Way, Cranbrook, BC V1C 5L7, Canada

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Seeing the Unseen: Environmental DNA and the Search for Tailed Frogs

Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog is one of the lesser known wildlife species in the Kootenay Region. A remarkably unique amphibian, tailed frogs have an amazing life history that will astonish you. Unfortunately, tailed frogs are also a species at risk and face several conservation challenges.

One of the main challenges in managing for tailed frogs is they are very difficult to find. The emerging eDNA genetic technique isolates environmental DNA from water samples. This remarkable new method allows biologists to reliably detect species, like tailed frogs, in very low abundance with no disturbance to animals or their habitat.

Join local ecologist Ian Adams for a free presentation on using modern genetics to find an ancient Kootenay species at risk.

Wednesday January 24

7:30 pm

College of the Rockies, Cranbrook Campus

Room 250 (main lecture theatre)

Free!

Registration is Closed

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