eDNA & Genomics Research in Northwest BC
Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring and assessment tools are being developed across Canada, and researchers at the University of Victoria (UVic) are leading the way in many respects, including efforts to make them useful in a broad range of contexts, collaborating with others in standardizing them, as well as demonstrating their value to a wide range of potential users.
Among these potential users are First Nations governments, Provincial and Federal governments responsible for stewardship and protection of Crown land and natural resources, as well as existing and potential industries utilizing natural resources.
The BVRC supports research that advances scientific understanding of sustainable resource management and pushes the boundaries of natural resources research and management applications. The Centre is pleased to promote collaborations that utilize new eDNA techniques to enhance the stewardship of our natural resources in Northwest BC.