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The eDNA Society, a general incorporated association, aims at fostering and developing eDNA Science as a discipline that contributes to the human well-being, such as sustainable use of ecosystems and environmental conservation.
We have published the first eDNA textbook written in Japanese.
The next annual meeting will be held online (expected to be partly in person).
Host: Prof. Hitoshi Araki, Hokkaido University
Date: 20 to 21 November, 2021 – tentative
First international symposium was planned to be held in Kyoto in 2021 but has been postponed due to the pandemic of COVID-19. We are planning to hold it next year, 2022. Please wait for updates.
Environmental DNA Sampling and Experiment Manual
The eDNA Society published the standardized manual for eDNA analysis, “Environmental DNA Sampling and Experiment Manual”. We wish this manual will contribute for solving the global issues relating to the biodiversity loss and for promoting the conservation.
Our commentary paper on the manual has been published in Environmental DNA. Please use this commentary paper as a citation in your report/paper, if you follow the methodological steps described in this manual in your study.
Minamoto, Miya, Sado, Seino, Doi, Kondoh, Nakamura, Takahara, Yamamoto, Yamanaka, Araki, Iwasaki, Kasai, Masuda & Uchii (2020) An illustrated manual for environmental DNA research: Water sampling guidelines and experimental protocols.
Environmental DNA Early View, https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.121
Supplemental videos on sampling procedures (open to the members only; Note that the videos are provided only in Japanese currently.)
- Water sampling using a bucket — 2.5 min
- Water sampling using a cup with a handle — 2.5 min
- Water sampling into a plastic bag — 6 min
- Filtration using a syringe — 3 min
- Addition of preservatives — 3 min
- Filtration using a caulking gun — 4 min
- eDNA survey video manual — 10 min (provided by Earthwatch)
The society publishes a newsletter per year via Public Relations Committee. Each newsletter contains attractive items – meeting reports, event guides, the introduction of frontier’s lab, and so on. The latest volume is only opened to the members. You would be notified by the society office about the password. Note that the newsletters are provided only in Japanese currently.
Contact person: Yuka IKOMA
The eDNA Society Office (c/o Ryukoku University)
1-5 Yokotani, Seta Oe-cho, Otsu, 520-2194 Japan