Behind the paper: evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of DNA tests for wildlife

When we use DNA to study an old scat like this, how confident can we be in our species ID?

If you open a few recent journals with a focus on conservation or ecology, the chances are that you won’t be too far away from a paper that uses environmental DNA (eDNA). In fact, Biological Conservation currently has a special issue on environmental DNA as a tool for conservation, which I’ve added to my reading …

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