Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Research article
18 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2021

Environmental DNA simultaneously informs hydrological and biodiversity characterization of an Alpine catchment

Elvira Mächler, Anham Salyani, Jean-Claude Walser, Annegret Larsen, Bettina Schaefli, Florian Altermatt, and Natalie Ceperley


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (21 Dec 2020) by Alberto Guadagnini
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ED: Publish as is (29 Dec 2020) by Alberto Guadagnini
Short summary
In this study, we collected water from an Alpine catchment in Switzerland and compared the genetic information of eukaryotic organisms conveyed by eDNA with the hydrologic information conveyed by naturally occurring hydrologic tracers. At the intersection of two disciplines, our study provides complementary knowledge gains and identifies the next steps to be addressed for using eDNA to achieve complementary insights into Alpine water sources.