Using Environmental DNA to detect a dangerous carnivore

Alea Rose, Yusuke Fukuda & Hamish Campbell
Negative human-wildlife interactions can be better managed by early detection of the wildlife species involved. However, many animals that pose a threat to humans are highly cryptic and detecting their presence before the interaction occurs can be challenging. Here we describe a method whereby the presence of a dangerous animal, the estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) was detected using traces of DNA shed into the water, known as environmental DNA (eDNA). The estuarine crocodile is present...
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