Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a novel biological monitoring method for wildlife in larger areas for longer periods of time (see the below figure). I am examining the feature of biological information from eDNA targeting aquatic insect groups (e.g., mayfly, caddisfly, and stonefly) that connect the food webs of ecosystems. Currently, I am trying to apply the eDNA not only freshwater invertebrates, but also terrestrial and coastal invertebrates to see the ecosystem connection.
Uchida, N., Kubota, K., Aita, S., Kazama, S. (2020) Aquatic insect community structure revealed by eDNA metabarcoding derives indices for environmental assessment, PeerJ, 8: e9176. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9176.
Uchida, N., Kubota, K., Aita, S., Kazama, S. (2020) Time-series transition of the community structure of aquatic insects at middle domain of Natori river basin in Miyagi Prefecture as revealed by eDNA metabarcoding analysis (in press)
Uchida, N., Kubota, K., Aita, S., Kazama, S. (2019) Relationship between stream insects' biomass and environmental DNA derived by metabarcoding and quantitative PCR, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineering Ser G (Environmental Research) 75(7):Ⅲ_281-Ⅲ_288, DOI: 10.2208/jscejer.75.7_III_281 (in JP with EN abstract)
'Invited speaker' 1er Encuentro Internacional "Construcción y uso de indicadores biológicos de calidad de agua en base a macroinvertebrados acuáticos en el sistema TDPS: Experiencias y desafíos" (Bolivia, online, 2020.09.16)