Oertli Beat

Monitoring of the Biodiversity in the small waterbodies from the Swiss National Park: potential contribution of eDNA analyses to the traditional species inventor

Project Number: CH-6806
Project Type: Permanent/Monitoring_Project
Project Duration: 02/01/2021 - 03/31/2022
Funding Source: other ,
Leading Institution: HES-SO, HEPIA
Project Leader: Prof. Beat Oertli
Institut Terre-Nature-Environnement
150, route de Presinge
1254 Jussy-Genève
Phone: +41 (0)22 546 68 83
e-Mail: beat.oertli(at)hesge.ch

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Research Areas:

general biology

The objective is to improve the methodology for conducting species inventories in the monitoring of the biodiversity of the waterbodies from Macun (SNP). It will be focused on the use of eDNA analyses (metabarcoding). Such method is particularly well adapted for alpine ponds, because of their closed water area (without upstream contamination) and also of their low species richness (linked to altitude). An eDNA session (sampling, metabarcoding) will be conducted in 2021 on five ponds, targeted to invertebrates, amphibians, fishes, mammals. A traditional sampling (with net) will also be conducted, with the objective to compare the data obtained by both methods. Furthermore, the database collected by net sampling in Macun ponds between 2002 and 2019 will also be taken into consideration. The outcome will be an appraisal of the contribution of eDNA analyses for species inventories in Macun ponds, with potentially propositions for an adaptation of the protocol used since 2002

Last update: 5/31/21
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