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Environmental DNA

What can soil tell us about a forest?


Illustration accompanying an article for The Nature Conservancy magazine
Written by Jenny Rogers, associated editor. Summer 2021
Medium: Watercolour & digital

 
Illustration portraying the concept of Environmental DNA:
DNA like pollen, scales, feathers and scat can be found in air, water and sediment. Scientists use this genetic material to identify which species are using a certain habitat.
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