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Webinar: Hooked on Environmental DNA: Reeling in Community Scientists for Fisheries Monitoring of Offshore Wind Development

Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Speaker: Jason Adolf & Erin Conlon, Monmouth University 

Abstract: For the water element, we will dive into the ocean realm as offshore wind development continues off the New Jersey coast, many are concerned about potential impacts on the marine ecosystem. Environmental DNA (eDNA) provides a non-extractive method of monitoring fish community composition that can be done by community scientists and professionals alike. We will describe a fisheries monitoring program run by Monmouth University and funded by the NJ Research and Monitoring Initiative (RMI) that includes a role for community scientists. Community science is important as it fosters open communication and increased understanding for both stakeholders and researchers. Other partners in this project include Emma Najarian, Keith J. Dunton, Sam Chew Chin and Shannon O’Leary. 

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Wednesday, April 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


NJ Agricultural Experiment Station Environmental Stewards
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