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Webinar: Environmental DNA (eDNA)

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Please join our complimentary webinar on October 17th, 2018: Environmental DNA (eDNA) – An overview of methods and applications for protection and management of aquatic and semi-aquatic native and invasive species.

This webinar is part of Maxxam’s technical education program designed to share knowledge in the area of environmental applied science and biotechnology with our key clients.

Traditional methods for conducting ecological surveys for species of management interest are often time and cost intensive, susceptible to observer bias, limited in the ability to confirm species distributions, especially for cryptic species, and can be intrusive to the sensitive habitats occupied by species at risk.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring offers an alternative method to detect the DNA of specific amphibian, fish, and mammalian species using simple, affordable laboratory-based and proven tests.

eDNA is defined as genetic material for species of interest obtained from environmental matrices, such as soil, sediment or water without the need for observation of the source. This is a non-invasive approach with methodology that can be standardized at both the field collection and laboratory analysis stages.

Maxxam has partnered with the University of Victoria (Dr. Caren Helbing) and environmental consulting firm Hemmera Envirochem Inc. to refine and advance eDNA-based detection protocols.

In this webinar, the following topics will be discussed:

  • An overview of eDNA principles and analytical approach
  • Sample collection requirements
  • Limitations and advantages of eDNA compared to traditional survey methods
  • Case studies where eDNA successfully delivered efficiencies in time and cost relative to conventional methods

This webinar would be ideal for:

  • Biologists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Project Managers
  • Mining Practitioners
  • Regulators
  • Risk Assessors
  • Toxicologists

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/10/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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