Environmental DNA sampling sounds very cool: capturing DNA from the air (or other environments), and not needing to sample DNA directly from organisms. Dr. Christina Lynggaard says in three days she captured DNA from the air from dozens of animals in a natural setting. Downloaded the cited paper to read (DOI). I wonder if something like this is within reach of citizen science group’s capabilities? Perhaps just the sampling, or maybe even the sequencing and determination?
This was our first exploration of airborne eDNA in a natural setting and we were especially surprised by the high number of bird taxa detected